by Editorial Team

Why advertise in the Handy Mag?

We offer a variety of advertising solutions, both in print and online.

Book anything from a twelfth page advertisement in 6 editions to a one-off double-page advertorial, or an online directory listing for your business.


With a readership exceeding 100,000*, the Handy Mag is the only magazine delivered door-to-door by Royal Mail to all of Ryedale and the north side of York.

Handy Mag Ryedale is delivered to all domestic and business letterboxes in postcode sectors YO17, YO18, YO62, and YO60—that’s 26,583 letterboxes.

Handy Mag York is delivered to all domestic and business letterboxes in postcode sectors YO32, YO31 1, YO31 8, YO31 9, YO30 1, YO30 4, YO26 6, and YO19 5—that’s 27,013 letterboxes.

*Assumes 2 persons per household.


Our magazines contain around 40% non-advertising content, including lifestyle articles that are written exclusively for the Handy Mag and community news. As such, they’re read cover-to-cover by an engaged readership, thus guaranteeing that your advert is going to reach your customers.

One-Stop Shop

No artwork? No problem.

With in-house designers and copywriters, we can help you to produce high-quality adverts, artwork, and content that will generate real results for your business.

Business Directory

Booking an advertisement in the Handy Mag comes with a FREE listing on our well-used online business directory. Directory listings can also be booked separately.

Advertising Rates

Our advertising rates are below. Please email or call us if you would like to book any advertising or have any questions.

We can help with your advert design and advise on the best rates and packages.

All prices are per month and exclusive of VAT.

Rates for 1 magazine area - Ryedale OR York

Full page£289£260£231
Half page£168£151£134
Quarter page£98£88£78
Eighth page£55£52£46
Twelfth page£39£35£31

Rates for 2 magazine areas - Ryedale AND York

Full page£520£468£416
Half page£302£272£242
Quarter page£176£158£141
Eighth page£104£94£83
Twelfth page£70£63£56

Specifications & Format

Double page spread 210mm (h) x 297mm (w) or 216mm x 303mm incl 3mm bleeds.
Full page 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) or 216mm x 154mm incl bleeds.
Half page (Horizontal) 91mm (h) x 129mm (w)
Half page (Vertical) 187mm (h) x 62mm (w)
Quarter page 91mm (h) x 62mm (w)
Eighth page 43mm (h) x 62mm (w)
Twelfth page 43mm (h) x 40mm (w)
Ad formats accepted: pdf, jpg, tiff

Time to next deadline

For prime positions and advertorial features, please contact us.

Print & Delivery Schedule

Our copy deadlines are usually the first Tuesday of the previous month and magazines are distributed to letterboxes in the last week of each month.

EditionDeadlineDistribution Start Date
January 20214th December 202028th December 2020
February 20215th January 202125th January 2021
March 20212nd February 202122nd February 2021
April 20219th March 202129th March 2021
May 20216th April 202126th April 2021
June 20214th May 202124th May 2021
July 20216th June 202126th June 2021
Aug/Sep 20216th July 202126th July 2021
October 20217th September 202127th September 2021
November 20215th October 202125th October 2021
December 20219th November 202129th November 2021

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