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 six editions to a one-off double-page advertorial.


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£335£302£268
Half page£184£165£147
Quarter page£106£95£85
Eighth page£65£58£52
Twelfth page£43£39£34

Rates for 2 magazine areas - Ryedale AND York

Full page£603£543£482
Half page£331£298£265
Quarter page£191£172£153
Eighth page£117£105£94
Twelfth page£77£69£62

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
February 202211th January 202231st January 2022
March 20228th February 202228th February 2022
April 20228th March 202228th March 2022
May 20221st April 202225th April 2022
June 20223rd May 202223rd May 2022
July 20227th June 202227th June 2022
August/September 20225th July 202225th July 2022
October 20226th September 202226 September 2022
November 20224th October 202224th October 2022
December 20228th November 202228th November 2022

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