Printed Advertising in the Lotus Guide Magazine

Ad Rates |Ad Sizes |Digital File Requirements

Our goal at Lotus Guide is to be your premier alternative voice to a target audience that’s looking for holistic health practitioners, meditation training and workshops and a wide variety of needs for those seeking mental and physical health and fitness. 

Ask about our Community Email that reaches 9,000 residents

Your Ad goes out on the Community Email, and on 4 Facebook pages (Over 2,000 Friends, Twitter with over 4,000 Followers, and LinkedIN with over 800 Connections and of course the printed version in the Lotus Guide magazine.) 

Why Are We So Popular?

When was the last time you picked up a local magazine and read something that changed everything about who your are, where you came from, how old is humanity, is there a better way to maintain a healthy life, or where are we headed as a human race? One of our issues was an interview with John Anthiny West who pushed back the date of our human beginning thousands of years. This is why our magazine gets picked up and read which means your ad gets seen.

Free Distribution & Constant Monitoring:

Circulation is 18,000 (every 3 months) with a reader-to-magazine ratio of 2.5. Lotus Guide is distributed to hundreds of locations from Mount Shasta to Grass Valley and Nevada City, including Chico and surrounding areas. Our stands are constantly monitored and supplied with copies of Lotus Guide to maximize your ad exposure. Distribution locations are (but not limited to) bookstores, medical offices, health food stores, coffee shops and cafes, health clubs, sporting goods stores, Chico State University, art galleries, art centers, and many more.

Free Calendar of Events

This service is for those in the community who offer a service/event for example, meditation workshops and training, special community events, etc.) that are open to the public for free/small donation or for which the cost is so low that advertising would be cost prohibitive. This service is offered by Lotus Guide so everyone in the community can have a voice and connect with others of like mind. If you’re an advertiser this rule is waived, which makes it nice if you have a time-sensitive event you would like posted on the printed Calendar of Events (also online).

Editorial & Columns by Experts:

Each issue will have a Health and Nutrition column that is locally oriented toward the needs of those in the community, with a question and answer section from our readers. Each issue also includes an editorial by known writers, lecturers, and speakers in the areas of science, meditation, spirituality, and more. Refer to in our Archived Articles for a listing.

Book & Film Reviews:

Read reviews on leading authors, scientists and researchers about cutting edge topics of the day. We make every attempt to stay on top of the latest books, DVD’s, and CD’s being distributed on the important topics of our time.

Ad Rates


Magazine Rates are for every three months and include graphic design of the ad plus 1 FREE Community Email to over 9,000 residents and your ad will be read online on the Online version of Lotus Guide along with the printed version.

  • We offer a 10% discount for complete payment for 1 year.
  • We offer a 5% discount for non-profits.



1 Issue

(3 months)

2 Issues

(6 months)

4 Issues

(12 months)


per issue

per issue

per issue

Full Page




½ Page




¼ Page




1/6 Page




     1/8 Page

$325 $245 $215

1/12 Page





Ad Sizes in Inches

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Digital File Requirements

If you choose to have someone else design and submit files to Lotus Guide you must follow the following guidelines. Please note that files submitted to Lotus Guide that do not meet these file requirements will be charged an additional hourly design cost. NOTE: If we design your ad it’s Free and if you want to make changes along the way we can easily do that for you, usually no charge ($10. maximum)


Size and Resolution:

Resolution: 300dpi


Full page

7.31″ wide by 9.5″ high

Half page Horz

7.31″ wide x 4.68″ high

Half Page Vert 3.6″ wide x 9.5″ high

1/4th page Vert

3.6″ wide x 4.68″ high

1/4th page Horz 7.31″ wide x 2.28″ high

1/6th page:

3.6″ wide x 3.09″ high

1/8th page: 3.6″ wide x 2.28″ high

1/12th page:

3.6″ wide x 1.48″ high


File Types & Fonts

Please submit files as Photoshop PSD or Illustrator EPS files.

Fonts must be either converted to outlines or embedded in the file. Lotus Guide will not be responsible for any missing fonts on your file.

File Types & Fonts

Photoshop PSD/PDF, Illustrator EPS files, jpg, gif or png

Fonts must be either converted to outlines or embedded in the file. Lotus Guide will not be responsible for any missing fonts on your file.


Deadline is the 22nd of the month previous to printing, for instance, the deadline for the Apr/May/Jun issue would be March 22nd.

Additional Notes

All electronically submitted files are subject to additional charges according to the shape they are in and how much website optimization is required. The hourly rate for file cleanup and conversion is $50/hour and a half hour minimum.

Website design and maintenance MonsterWebz Web Hosting and Web Design.
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