fRoots home
 
fRoots Information
  About fRoots
  fRoots FAQ
  Advertise!
  Copy dates
  Sell fRoots
  fRoots Contacts

This month’s issue

Subscribe!

fRoots Shop

Features & Indexes

Festivals list

fRoots home

fRoots on Facebook

Come Write Me Down

 

 
This month’s issue  Subscribe!  Shop  Home  Come Write Me Down Basket/Checkout

fRoots Advertising Rates & Data

SPACE RATES | DOUBLE ISSUES | OTHER CHARGES | DISCOUNTS | SIZES | ARTWORK |
COPY DATES | DOWNLOAD INFO AS A PDF FILE
To view PDF files you’ll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. It is available to download free from www.adobe.com

All prices exclude VAT which should be added at current rate to final total.
ALL CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO "SOUTHERN RAG LTD".
Email address for advertising information only

SPACE RATES

GENERAL DISPLAY
SizeFull Rate(Prompt-paid)*
Full page£930.00(£697.50)*
Half page£536.00(£402.00)*
Third page£374.00(£280.50)*
Quarter page£285.00(£213.75)*
Eighth page£144.00(£108.00)*
Sixteenth page£73.00(£54.75)*

LIVE DATES & SMALL TRADERS
SizeFull Rate(Prompt-paid)*
Quarter page£155.00(£116.25)*
Eighth page£77.50(£58.13)*
Sixteenth page£38.75(£29.06)*

Live Section: Clubs, concerts, dances, artists’ tour dates etc have a labelled section at this cheaper rate. This section does not include festival adverts, nor do we allow additional details (e.g. record releases) to take other than a minor portion of the space.
Small Traders: Sole instrument makers selling direct to the customer, artists who take solely own direct bookings or market own-label recordings or publications, etc. and will reciprocate mutual support with e.g. a web link.
Mono: the above rates are for full colour advertisements. Some mono rates are still available for previously established advertisers: please enquire.

DOUBLE ISSUES

Adverts in the Jan/Feb and Aug/Sept double issues with free compilation albums are surcharged by 10% on normal rates, except when booked as part of a series.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

All adverts that appear in the print editions of fRoots are carried in identical form in our digital editions for desktop, laptop and iOS or Android tablets/ smartphones FREE OF CHARGE, including free working web links on all adverts of 1/4 page size and above.

DISCOUNTS

PRE OR PROMPT PAYMENT*: 25%
All advertising should be pre-paid with copy, except by prior agreement with approved accounts only. Pre-payment or prompt settlement of accounts within 10 days of invoice date secures 25% discount producing the rate in (brackets)* in the previous column.

SECTION DISCOUNTS:
Double Page Spread: 17.5%.
Four Page Section: 25%.

SERIES DISCOUNTS:
Short series (3 issues): 10%.
Medium series (4 to 7 issues): 15%.
Long series (8 to 10 issues): 17.5%.
Whole series invoiced together at start. Deduct from the final total after all charges and any section discounts.
Replacement artwork may be supplied by an advertiser at any point in a series, subject to meeting normal copy deadlines.

OTHER CHARGES

ARTWORK PREPARATION
We do not offer a design service other than straightforward typesetting and placement of supplied graphics (photos, logos etc). Where we have to make an advert up for you, there is a surcharge of 15% on the full space rates listed in the previous column. Additionally, any design, preparation or scanning needing to be handled by an outside bureau or our printer is charged at cost plus 10%.
These charges apply to first insertion only.

SPECIAL POSITIONS: 10%
Back cover, inside back and front covers, and the first two non-cover right hand colour pages. No other right hand page positions are available. Enquire for further information.

SPACE RATES | DOUBLE ISSUES | OTHER CHARGES | DISCOUNTS | SIZES | ARTWORK |
COPY DATES | DOWNLOAD INFO AS A PDF FILE

SIZES

Line border to the exact box dimensions below except on full page bleed. Bleed artwork only on full pages. All measurements are in mm, detailed vertical x horizontal.
Full page bleed artwork
(will be trimmed to standard A4, 297 x 210)
303 x 216
Full page box/type area275 x 190
Half page portrait275 x 93
Half page landscape136 x 190
Third page portrait275 x 60
Third page landscape90 x 190
Quarter page136 x 93
Eighth page portrait136 x 45
Eighth page landscape66 x 93
Sixteenth page portrait box66 x 45

ARTWORK

  • Artwork should be submitted digitally, by email to ads@frootsmag.com meeting the following specifications.
  • Best are PDF files with:
    • All fonts embedded
    • All images embedded at hi-resolution (300 ppi or higher for colour or grayscale, 600 ppi or higher for bitmap).
    • All embedded colour images as CMYK.
    • Full page ad PDF documents oversized by 10mm on all sides and to include crop marks.
    • The final file flight check verified before sending.
  • Alternatively supply as a single high resolution graphic file – typically a minimum 300 ppi CMYK JPEG that does not require font support.
  • We recommend posting in a PRINTED PROOF, otherwise colour matching is at advertiser’s own risk.
  • Artwork supplied must be of an acceptable graphical standard.

Other artwork alternatives

  • We can still process adverts in Quark XPress 8 or earlier. These should be sent to us on CDR collected with all graphics – minimum 300ppi CMYK or 600ppi grayscale – and all fonts used in the document, including those encoded in EPS files. We can not process those submitted any other page design software such as InDesign, Pagemaker etc.
  • Standard word processing software such as Microsoft Word should not be used other than to supply basic keystroke text for adverts we are typesetting for you.

COPY DATES

  • Publication: penultimate Thursday of the month preceding cover date.
  • Written space booking, and target date for receipt of both non-print ready copy and electronic artwork: around the 12th of the month before publication.
  • Final drop-dead late artwork delivery: around 17th of month before publication.
Example: The March issue is published on the last-but-one Thursday in February. Copy date is around January 12th. Exact copy date schedule can be found here or download as a PDF.
No verbal bookings, copy or amendments.


CANCELLATION

You are liable for payment at full space rates for any booked adverts cancelled, or for which copy has not been received, after the stated final date for space booking, around the 12th of the month before publication. Exact copy date schedule can be found here or download as a PDF.

 

This month’s issue  Subscribe!  Shop  Home  Come Write Me Down Basket/Checkout