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Distribution
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About Real Simple

Real Simple offers innovative solutions aimed at relieving stress and reducing clutter in readers’ homes and lives – all with a sophisticated, modern aesthetic. Readers rely on this title’s trusted buying guides for the latest tools to simplify and organize.

Readership

  • Age 52
  • Female 90%
  • Male 10%
  • Med. Household income $104,761

Editorial Calendar

  • January / February 2022

    The Self Care + Wellness Issue
    On Sale Date: 1/21/2022
  • March 2022

    The Beauty Issue
    On Sale Date: 2/18/2022
  • April 2022

    The Cleaning Shortcuts Issue
    On Sale Date: 3/18/2022
  • May 2022

    The Get It Done! Issue
    On Sale Date: 4/15/2022
  • June 2022

    The Color Issue
    On Sale Date: 5/20/2022
  • July 2022

    The Food + Fun Issue
    On Sale Date: 6/10/2022
  • August 2022

    The Family Issue
    On Sale Date: 7/15/2022
  • September 2022

    The Money Issue + Value Issue
    On Sale Date: 8/19/2022
  • October 2022

    The Home Issue
    On Sale Date: 9/16/2022
  • November 2022

    The Entertaining Issue
    On Sale Date: 10/21/2022
  • December 2022

    The Holiday Issue
    On Sale Date: 11/18/2022

Ad Placement

Where this publisher positions local ads fluctuates from month to month. This represents the average placement over the past 12 months.

mag position
71%
front cover
Average ad position
71%
back cover

Sample Issue

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Ad Specs

  • Bleed 9.5" x 11.75"
  • Live Area 6.875" x 10"
  • Resolution 300dpi

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