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2015 Print & Online Advertising Information

Click here for the ENTIRE 2015 MEDIA KIT which includes distribution and demographic information as well as specs, due dates, prices, and insertion order forms. Design services are available starting from $100.

An ad in Mystery Scene is a targeted, cost-effective way to reach to reach our killer audience. These are engaged, loyal, and affluent folks who are actively searching for great mystery entertainment - and they trust Mystery Scene to steer them in the right direction. 

Print Magazine

Mystery Scene Magazine publishes 5 times yearly. 
- Circulation of 23,000+ as of December 2014.
- Distributed by Ingram Periodicals to Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million, and hundreds of independent      bookstores.
- Carried in over 300 public libraries.
- Bonus distribution to major fan conventions: Bouchercon, Left Coast Crime, Malice Domestic, Sleuthfest, Magna  cum Murder, and others.

2015 Publication Schedule
- Winter #138, February 16
- Spring #139, April 15
- Summer #140, June 15
- Fall #141, September 15
- Holiday #142, November 14

Back Cover (7-1/4" x 6-1/2")
• 4-color $1500

Full Page (No bleed: 7.25" x 9.5"; With bleed: 8.5" x 10.75")
• Black & White Inside Page $995
• 4-color Inside Page $1190
• 4-color Inside Cover $1500

Two-Thirds Page (4.75" x 9.5")
• $750 (bw)
• $995 (4-color)

Half Page (7.25" x 4.625")
• $625 (bw)
• $750 (4-color)

One-Third Page (4.75" x 4.625") OR (2.25" x 9.5")
• $525 (bw)
• $590 (four-color)

One-Sixth Page (2.25" x 4.625")
• $350 (bw)
• $470 (four-color)

Design services available starting at $100/ad.

Print Ad Contact: Kate Stine

Tel: (212) 765-7124 / Fax: (212) 202-3540
Email: Kate Stine (at) MysterySceneMag (dot) com


NEW Digital Magazine Edition

Mystery Scene is now available on iPad, Kindle, Android devices, and on Web.
- Same publishing schedule and contents as the print edition.
- Print advertisers may guarantee digital edition ads for a minimal additional fee.
- Digital edition-only ad space is also available. 


E-Newsletter Ads

• 7,000+ e-newsletter subscribers and growing, with an average open rate over 40%
• Published monthly, archived indefinitely at the MS Newsletter Archive
• Ads link to a URL of advertisers choice
• Any contest or giveaway will also be shared through MS' social networks (8,000+Twitter followers & 5,700+ on Facebook)

Ad Sizes & Prices
• Main Column Ad 450 x 150 px Price: $225 
• Small Right Column Ad 145 x 300 px Price: $225
• Large Right Column Ad 145 x 515 px Price: $285

Design services available starting at $100/ad.


MS Website Ads 

• Key Sections: MS Home | Articles | Reviews | Blog 
• Premium above-the-fold. Placement available on Home page and other key section pages.
• Linkable (to another site, a video, the audio file, etc.)
• Contests or giveaways (starting at $980) receive entry pages on our site and are shared through MS social networks (8,000+Twitter followers, 5,700+ on Facebook)

Ad Sizes & Prices
• Med Ad Block 300x250 px 
     Price: $495/$595 month ($225/$325 wk) Premium Placement
     Price: $455/$555 month ($195/$295 wk)
• Large Ad Block 300x500 px 
     Price: $855/$1055 month ($420/$520 wk)
• Leaderboard 728x90 px (Articles, Reviews, Commentary & News pages) 
     Price: $725/$925 month ($315/$415 wk)

Design services available starting at $100/ad.

Digital Ad Contact: Teri Duerr
Email: teri (at) MysterySceneMag (dot) com


Direct Mail Ride-Along

Our simple, old-fashioned, and inexpensive direct-mail program that mails via first class to identified mystery fans over the course of the year.

- $0.20 per piece (minimum. quantity of 500 pieces/$100)
- Bookmarks or any flat piece less than 4-1/8" x 9-1/2"
- Payment due in full upfront. Check made out to Mystery Scene. 

Contact: Teri Duerr
Email: teri (at) MysterySceneMag (dot) com