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About Softball Magazine

 

Softball Magazine www.softballmag.com is a niche publication printed quarterly and distributed throughout the US and Canada and available by subscription and newsstand. Softball Magazine was first published in 1996 and covers a broad spectrum of information on the sport of slowpitch and fastpitch softball that includes professional, NCAA and grassroots softball played by youth and adults. Coverage includes player spotlights, team spotlights, tournament coverage, NCAA Women’s Tournament and Women’s College World Series Coverage, human interest articles, college spotlights, industry interviews, contributing editors active in the sport, gear information and more.

 
Editorial Schedule
SBM #1 2010 Newsstand February
Slow pitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage, world wrap ups.
Fastpitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage; College News – DI and DII outlook; 2010 National Team; ESPN All Decade team

SBM #2 Newsstand May
Slow pitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage - Battle of the Border; Real Skilz Bat Wars Tournament, Bat Wars California; SBM Spring Training;
Fastpitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage; College News

SBM #3 Newsstand August
Slow pitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage.
Fastpitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage; College News includuing DI Conference, NCAA Tournament and Women’s College World Series Coverage; DII Champions ; DIII Champions; NJCAA Champions; ISA Fastpitch World Series; ASA Sunshine State Games- June; Fastpitch Bat Wars – Columbus, Ohio; Bat Wars Tournament Columbus, Ohio

SBM #4 Newsstand November
Slow pitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage; Bat Wars Panama City Beach, Florida; Bat Wars Winter Haven, Florida; Accompanying Bat Wars Tournaments
Fastpitch: Various human interest articles including team and player features, product information, contributing editors, seasonal travel ball tournament coverage; College News; World Tournament Coverage

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Softball Magazine Facts
Softball Magazine Facts
First issue printed in Spring 1997
Frequency: 4 x per year 2010
Publisher: Gene Smith
Format: Perfect bound
Editorial: 55% Slow Pitch – 45% Fastpitch
Page count: 116 page minimum
Circulation: Paid Subscription, Newsstand: Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, Borders, Hastings, Specialty Racks/Kiosks
Readers: 65% Males; 35% Females
Median Household Income: $59,000
Median Age Slowpitch: 48
Median Age Fastpitch Youth: 14
Median Age Fastpitch Adult: 34
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Printing Specs, Softball Magazine and Baseball The Magazine

Standard Ad Size Requirements: W H
FULL PAGE (No Bleed) 7 1/2” 10”
FULL PAGE (Bleed) 9” 11 1/2”
1/2 PAGE 7 1/2” 4 7/8”
1/4 PAGE 3 5/8” 4 7/8”

Note: Full page ads that bleed require a minimum of a 1/4” bleed on the portions that bleed. Remember in full page bleed ads the live area of the ad does not change. The live area remains 7 1/2” wide by 10” tall with a final trim size of 8 3/8” ( 8.375) x 10 7/8” (10.875).Half and quarter page ads of standard layout sizes do not have a bleed option.

Specialty Ads:
Facing two page with bleed:
17.25" W • 11.375" H
Trim Size:
16.75" W • 10.875" H
Live Area:
15.75" W • 9.875" H

1/3 Page Vertical ad specs:
Ad size: 2.75” W • 10.875”H
With bleed: 3.25” W • 11.5”H
Live area of ad: 2.25”W • 10.5”H
Note: All ads should have a minimum of 1/4” bleed available. Center live area and final trim size so all sides have 1/4” bleed on all sides.

1/4 Page Vertical ad specs:
Ad size: 2.125”W • 10.875”H
With bleed: 2.5”W • 11.5”H
Live Area: 1.875”W • 10.5”H
Note: All ads should have a minimum of 1/4” bleed available. *Center live area and final trim size so all sides have 1/4” bleed on all sides.

General Magazine Specifications:
Trim Size: 8 3/8” x 10 7/8” (8.375 x 10.875)
Binding: Perfect bound magazine
Four color process

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