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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

    The Self Care + Wellness Issue
    On Sale Date: 12/18/2020
  • February

    The Easy Refresh Issue
    On Sale Date: 1/22/2021
  • March

    The Beauty Issue
    On Sale Date: 2/19/2021
  • April

    The Cleaner, Greener, Smarter Issue
    On Sale Date: 3/19/2021
  • May

    The Get It Done! Issue
    On Sale Date: 4/16/2021
  • June

    The Color Issue
    On Sale Date: 5/21/2021
  • July

    The Food + Fun Issue
    On Sale Date: 6/11/2021
  • August

    The Quick & Easy Issue + The Whole Family Issue
    On Sale Date: 7/16/2021
  • September

    The Money Issue + Value Issue
    On Sale Date: 8/20/2021
  • October

    The Home Issue
    On Sale Date: 9/17/2021
  • November

    The Community + Entertaining Issue
    On Sale Date: 10/22/2021
  • December

    The Holiday Issue
    On Sale Date: 11/19/2021

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 11.25"
  • Live Area 6.875" x 10"
  • Resolution 300dpi

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Northern New Jersey
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Capital District / Albany
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Houston
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Spokane
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West Virginia
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30,800

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Wisconsin

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37,100

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