Preparing For and Protesting Against Higher Postal Rates

June 2007
by Terry Nathan, Director, PMA

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First, if anybody wants to see the new domestic rates for services used
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DIRECTOR?S DESK

 

by Terry Nathan

Director, PMA

 

Preparing For and Protesting
Against Higher Postal Rates

 

As
several PMA members and board members have pointed out, new postal rate
increases create a pocketbook issue that affects publishers of all sorts. What
follows presents information and opinions on the new rates, how they may affect
you, and some things you might do to cope with the financial burdens they
impose.

 

Between
now and July 15, those of you who publish magazines with circulations below the
mass-market level—and those of you who care about that sort of
magazine—can join with others working to get the new postal rates
restructured (see ?Resources,? page TK), as PMA has done.

 

The Postage Picture for Book
Publishers

 

by
Steve Carlson

 

For a majority of U.S. book
publishers, the biggest immediate concern is the rise in cost of shipping
packages of books. In that regard, there is nothing surprising about the new
rates, which come closer to the structures used by UPS and FedEx. The rates for
small parcels have gone up much more than for larger parcel…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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