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Blues Festival Guide Magazine On Line

For Immediate Release 6-13-09 BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE IS NOW ALSO DIGITAL! (Reno, NV) RBA Publishing Inc. announced that their annual national blues magazine is now also digital. For the first time since 2001, blues music fans around the world can read the entire magazine online with a simple click. Features of the digital edition include the ability to go directly to a specific page number using the table of contents, or clicking through to an advertiser's website, and even using the search field to find a specific festival. The entire magazine or just a specific page can be emailed to a friend or printed out. Lots of fun bells and whistles make the digital magazine a welcome addition to the media products of RBA Publishing Inc. which also include a top-ranking blues website, www.BluesFestivalGuide.com , a free weekly electronic newsletter called The Blues Festival e-Guide which delivers blues music and news to fan’s inboxes each Friday, and the 100 page print edition of the Blues Festival Guide magazine which is an annual, free publication. Distribution of the print edition is primarily done through blues societies and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 2009 issue marks the 7th year. This year, as always, it is packed full with blues history, lifestyle, art, human-interest features, and of course, festivals. The northern hemisphere boasts hundreds of blues festivals with legendary artists such as BB King, Bonnie Raitt, and Buddy Guy, as well as budding and regional artists. Much of this information can be found within the pages of this popular, annual publication. The editorial is provided by top blues aficionados including Ben Manilla, Michele Lundeen, Luther Brown, Joseph A. Rosen and many others. The entire magazine is available in the digital version. “This digital format helps us distribute more copies of the magazine without using natural resources,” says marketing director Nancy Edwards. “We currently can’t meet the demand for print magazines as paper and shipping become more expensive so the digital edition is the perfect solution to augment the 100,000 copies of the print magazine. The number of blues music fans continues to grow as music lovers young and old gravitate towards the authentic sound and spirit of American roots music. “ Viewers can find the link on the homepage at www.bluesfestivalguide.com or can contact RBA Publishing at 775-337-8626.