ADVERTISING AND PROMOTING WITH AMAZING STORIES
Amazing Stories has just begun and has not yet reached its full potential audience. Therefore at this time, advertising rates are being handled on an individually negotiated basis until such time as we can provide audience and advertising metrics.
To view our current rate card, download the AMAZING STORIES RATE CARD
If you can’t wait (please don’t), contact us through the Advertising email address. Make sure to provide us with a brief summary of the size, location and run-time for your desired ad program. Details regarding ad formats, dimensions and placement can be found below.
Please note that we will not accept word link ads of any kind (regardless of the word or subject of the ad) at any time.
Please note that we will not “trade links”, nor participate in other marketing programs that seek to artificially increase traffic.
In order to provide a basis for calculating ad rates, we have created three different advertiser categories. These are loosely defined categories, so please contact us for an assessment of which category is appropriate for your company.
Corporate Advertiser – Large Entity
If you sell cars, electronics, get-rich-quick schemes, operate on an international basis (or nationally with offices in multiple states), have more than 100 employees and don’t produce anything of a science fiction, fantasy or horror nature, your company probably falls into this category. (Unless you are NASA.)
If you are an imprint of a Big 6 publisher, a film or games production/promotion company or make millions selling genre-themed T-shirts, your company probably falls into this category (so long as your books, films and games are genre-oriented).
Corporate Advertiser – Small Entity
If you are a small or indie press or a self-publishing author your company probably falls into this category.
Conventions (non-media type), fanzines, for-the-love-of websites, someone making custom jewelry for fans, a costumer, or someone offering services to writers/small press on a freelance basis, you probably fall into this category.
Government & charitable organizations will fall somewhere between the Small Press & Fan categories.
The highest rates will apply to Corporate level advertisers, the lowest rates to Fannish enterprises.
In general, rates will be calculated based on CPM and will be commensurate with industry standards. All ads are placed in rotation – premiums apply for exclusivity.
The Current Rate Card is available as a downloadable PDF, which can be obtained by clicking HERE.
Leaderboard/Header (728 x 90) across the full width of the display area above the menu
Box/Medium Rectangle (300 x 250) placed in the side panel, above the fold
Box/Medium Rectangle (300 x 250) placed in the side panel, below the fold (generally adjacent to the previous Comments area)
Box/Medium Rectangle (300 x 250) placed in the side panel towards the bottom of the page (generally adjacent to the User comment area)
Post Banner (428 x 60) placed below content on individual blog pages
Dimensions & Formats
Standard Ad Sizes in Pixels: 728 x 90, 428 x 60, 300 x 250 (width x height)
GIF, Animated GIF, JPG
Guidelines & Policies
All content on Amazing Stories is “family friendly” (with the occasional caveat or NSFW warning); as such the content AND destination of all ads must conform to those sensibilities. Borderline items will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
We discount an advertising programs that consists of multiple month insertions, for ads in multiple locations and for pre-paying an ad run. Discounts are cumulative. (See the Rate Card for details.)
We will not place any advertising without an advertising contract and insertion order. Advertisers are responsible for and contractually obligated to pay for their full contracted run – especially in cases where the advertiser pulls their ads (for any reason) prior to the completion of the run. Refunds may be offered – after the contract has been paid in full.
To begin an advertising run, the initial insertion must be paid for in advance; billing will be conducted on a monthly basis thereafter.
Net terms may be extended to appropriate customers. Bills more than 15 days past due will cause any and all ads to be pulled until such time as the bill is brought up to date.
Amazing Stories is not monetarily responsible for loss of exposure and advertising time in the event of server downtime, your ad-server downtime, website downtime, viruses, malware attacks, denial of service attacks, nuclear armageddon the robot apocalypse, natural disasters or the wanton acts of superior intelligences. In the event of the Singularity, no one will need advertising or money.. Lost advertising time will be compensated for with an appropriate extension of the ad run.
Finally: Amazing Stories and the Experimenter Publishing Company reserve the right to deny advertising and promotional opportunities to anyone, for any reason, at any time, with or without cause and is under no obligation to explain or justify such refusal.. Furthermore, Amazing Stories and the Experimenter Publishing Company may withdraw advertisements and promotions from public display, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause and is only responsible for refunding the unused portion of any advertising balance that may apply within a reasonable period of time.
Promoting with Amazing Stories
Press Releases may be and should be sent to the PR email address. If we deem the release appropriate, we will be happy to run it on our site (usually under the NEWS category).
Product for review should be mailed to
Amazing Stories Magazine
The Experimenter Publishing Company
P.O. Box 1068
Hillsboro, NH 03244
We are not responsible for lost or damaged items. We are not obligated to review anything that is sent to us, but will endeavor to do so, and in a timely manner. If you provide contact information, we will attempt to notify you of when your product is scheduled for review.
If you would like a particular blogger to review your product, please contact us FIRST in order to obtain the proper shipping information.
If you represent a traditional convention (non-media) Amazing Stories will be happy to list you on our calendar of events; if you wish to have a blogger write a con-report, please contact us no less than three months in advance (for scheduling purposes); Bloggers covering your event should receive a ‘Press Pass” or the equivalent to the event.
Amazing Stories is also interested in cross-promotion with conventions – exchanging coverage, advertising and promotion for Dealer Room space and/or a panel devoted to a subject appropriate for staff or writers to participate on. If your convention is interested in this opportunity, please use the INFO email address to contact us.
Is not yet available.
Additional information regarding submissions (blog & magazine), jobs, social networking, intellectual property and related matters can be found on additional pages located under the INFO menu tab.