When it comes to printing, Lincoln News Print Services beats all the services and prices in all of northern and central Maine.

About the paper:

 

The Lincoln News is designed, produced and printed in Lincoln, Maine. We are proud to have the distinction of being one of the very few independently owned and operated weekly newspapers left in the United States. Our newspaper is published every Thursday. The publisher of the Lincoln News is David Whalen. Our distribution is 6,300, which includes 1,500 issues that are mailed to households all across the United States and to numerous locations all over the world.

 

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Subscriptions

 

In-State $46.42/year (includes 5.5 percent Maine sales tax)
Out-Of-State $50.00/year

 

Credit Card Usage

The Lincoln News now accepts Master Card, Visa and Discover credit and debit cards in the Lincoln office only. For phone orders please call the Lincoln office at 207-794-6532.

 

Copy & Advertising Deadline 
TUESDAY at 5:00PM

The deadline for any week's issue (which comes out on Thursdays) is the TUESDAY of that same week, BEFORE 5:00pm. This deadline may change if a holiday forces the publication day to be a day earlier or a day later.


Production Specs

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The Lincoln News is a 5 column, black & white, tabloid format newspaper that is published weekly. 

Standard display and classified display advertising space is sold on a per inch/per column basis with one inch of ad height x 1 column of ad width (1-7/8") equaling 1 column inch). There are a total of 80 column inches per page (figured on 16" per each column x 5 columns wide). 

COLUMN MEASURES: 
1 Col. 1-7/8" wide 
2 Col. 3-7/8" wide 
3 Col. 5-7/8" wide 
4 Col. 7-7/8" wide 
5 Col. 10" wide

 

Advertising Costs

 

STANDARD DISPLAY ADVERTISING SPACE COST $8.00 per column inch.
 
CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADVERTISING SPACE COST $8.50 per column inch.
 
CLASSIFIED LINE ADS (text only) cost $4.00 for 15 words or less with 20ยข for each additional word over 15 words.
 
CAMERA READY ADVERTISING 

The Lincoln News accepts finished art in hard copy format (mailed or brought in by hand) or electronic art that is emailed as attachments to letters requesting ad insertion in PDF, TIFF or high resolution JPEG formats ONLY! 

IT THE POLICY OF THE NEWS TO NOT OPEN, BUT TO DECLINE ANY ATTACHED WORD DOCUMENT FILES.
 
All ads can be emailed to: news@lincnews.com
or sent via mail to: Lincoln News, PO Box 35, Lincoln, Maine 04457. 
All advertising must be paid for in advance of the scheduled run date(s). This does not apply to businesses or individuals who have an account with us and are in good standing.

FREE SERVICES

 

The Lincoln News does not charge any fees for the following information placements:
COMING EVENTS

This would allow for a brief write-up explaining who, what, where, when and why.  No pricing will be included. It is not meant to be a substitute for advertising.

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 
This would allow for a brief write-up explaining who, where and when, and where they may be going on their honeymoon, etc. You are welcome to include a good, clear wedding photo. 
WEDDING ENGAGEMENTS 
This would allow for a brief write-up explaining who the couple is, where they hail from, and when they are intending to get married. You are welcome to include a good, clear engagement photo. 
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS 
You may include a brief write-up who, where and when the baby was born,  and a good, clear baby photo. 
NEWSWORTHY STORIES AND PIX 
If you have a picture and/or a story you think might be newsworthy, send a typewritten story or a picture with a caption explaining who and what the people in the pix are doing, to the Lincoln News for the chance it might be included in one of our issues. 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 
If you have point of view regarding local newsworthy topics or you feel that something not covered needs addressing, you can submit your thoughts on paper or by email to the Lincoln News. This is NOT meant as an opportunity to get free advertising for a business or show support for a political candidate, and it is the option of our editorial staff to screen and/or decline any submissions that slander an individual or may result in legal actions against the news. You must always include your name, town and telephone number for verification of items submitted.


Cards of Thanks, Memoriams, Birthday Congratulations & Obituaries

Each of these newspaper items cost $8.00 per column inch to run. Total price is determined by the length of copy (which you supply) and the space needed for any photo that accompanies the copy. You may fax , emial or bring in the copy (and photo) ahead of time to get an accurate cost of the item placement. 
ALL OF THE ITEMS MENTIONED HERE MUST BE PAID FOR PRIOR TO INSERTION IN THE NEWS. 

 

CARDS OF THANKS 
Any thank you for financial or emotional support directed to a specific group or general readership. 

 

MEMORIAMS 
An article that remembers a loved one. A picture may be included but you will be charged for total column inches used to display the entire copy and photo. 
When emailing memoriams, be sure you include the key word "MEMORIAM" in the subject line and that you send any photos as a high resolution JPEG. 

 

BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS 
Normally a photo with a small cut-line below the pix. 
If emailing, please indicate "BIRTHDAY" or "ANNIVERSARY" in the subject line of any email along with a high resolution JPEG of the subject. 

 

OBITUARIES 
A write-up that briefly covers the details of a person's recent death, their life, their surviving family members, and where and when services will be held. A picture may be included but you will be charged for total column inches used to display the entire copy and photo. When emailing obituaries, be sure you include the key word "OBITUARY" in the subject line and that you send any photos as a high resolution JPEG.

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