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Media Mail postal rates changed: Newsletter – May 2006

Keeping up with the times—Media Mail postal rates changed on January
9th, 2006. Now it takes $1.59 to send a typical paperback. That’s 4 first-class (39-cent) stamps PLUS one 3-cent stamp. Don’t risk your books being delivered Postage Due, or returned to you for insufficient postage. (If a media mail book is returned to you, it will probably cost you another $1.59 for the return postage, plus the postage due, just to get your own book back!) Stock up on stamps today, and make sure your postage combination “adds up” to carry your book safely to its destination!

PBS and USPS: a winning combination! Most local Post Offices are happy to let you put up a PBS flyer advertising the site. You can print out these flyers from the Spread the Word area, accessible from the left-hand menu of any page on the site. If you are logged into your account when you go to this area, you will be able to “personalize” your flyers (and bookmarks, and clickable links) with one click. This means that anyone using your link to register and post 9 books will earn you a credit! Ask your post office if you can place a flyer there. It’s good for USPS, and good for PBS, and good for YOU. More members means more books—and more referrals for you means more credits in your account! It’s all good.

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