Why would Xpo Press publish five guides for the tiny town of Quartzsite, Arizona?
Because Quartzsite is home of one of the largest rock and gem showcases in the ... World! That's right, little Quartzsite hosts one of the largest showcases of its kind not just in the U.S. but in the world. Read Brad Hicks' article in the 2013-14 International EZ-Guide ("Gem 'Showcase' Towns of the United States," p. 16). Over 400 rock, gem, and mineral dealers pack up their trucks and RVs and head to Quartzsite every winter to sell at the four big rock and mineral shows there — the Desert Gardens Show, Tyson Wells Show, QIA Pow Wow, and Prospectors Panorama. Simultaneously, the nation's "real" rockhounds also flock by the tens of thousands to Quartzsite during show time to not only buy treasures but to meet up with age-old friends at this annual reunion of tried-and-true rock lovers. And Xpo Press? Well, as everyone knows, where there are lots of rocks and minerals being bought and sold, Xpo Press is right there assisting the show promoters, dealers and vendors, and local businesses with effective, affordable online and print advertising (both free and paid); and at the same time offering helpful services to rock, gem and mineral buyers, collectors, enthusiasts and show-goers with well-organized gem show guides and this unparalleled gem-show website to help them navigate every aspect of the shows.
This is the official guide to the annual Quartzsite Showcase & Swapmeet. The full-color, 25,000-circulation Quartzsite EZ-Guide promotes the 10 shows and various swapmeets open for business over a 60-day period every December thru February — publishing show dates, hours, addresses, contact information, floorplans and maps, and a complete list of every dealer and vendor at the shows, and some great articles for readers to enjoy. This guide is distributed on special racks at all of the shows and many local businesses during show time each year.
Arizona EZ Guide / Wall Street Journal Insert
Xpo Press publishes a 52-page gem show guide for TWO insertions in the Tucson and Phoenix editions of the Wall Street Journal, on the fourth Saturdays in December and January. This insert promotes both the Tucson and Quartzsite rock, gem and mineral shows taking place in Arizona in January and Febrary. Ad rates for this WSJ Insert are the same as the Official EZ-Guides that Xpo Press publishes for the Tucson & Quartzsite shows, but Tucson EZ-Guide and Quartzsite EZ-Guide advertisers receive 50% off the WSJ Insert ad rates.
Tyson Wells Dealer Show Directory
This Dealer Directory is the official guide of the Tyson Wells Shows, one of the largest show venues of the annual Quartzsite Showcase & Swapmeet. With a circulation of 11,000, the full-color Tyson Wells Dealer Directory is distributed in January and February at all four Tyson Wells show events — the Rock & Gem Show, Sell-A-Rama, Art & Craft Fair, and the Tyson Wells Centre.
Quartzsite Visitor's Guide
Xpo Press publishes the Visitor's Guide for the Town of Quartzsite for two purposes: 1) It's an attractive, 36-page, full-color business directory that Quartzsite's Town Hall proudly uses to promote their "home"; and 2) It's a pre-show guide for the annual Quartzsite Showcase & Swapmeet, in which show promoters and dealers advertise their January-February presence in Quartzsite. Circulation of the Guide is 20,000, and its distributed for 12 months, beginning in September, at many local businesses and throughout Arizona at chambers of commerce and visitors bureaus. The Guide also features interesting articles about Quartzsite and the southwest Arizona region, a complete Quartzsite business directory, and color advertising for shows, vendors, and local businesses.
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