If you live in the United States, you might want to clear out your to-mail or to-order stacks in short order.
New postal rates go into effect May 14.
I keep looking at the new media mail rates (for books, CDs, DVDs, etc.), and cringing. Under the new rates, postage for the least expensive package -- one that weighs less than a pound total -- is $2.13.
For comparison, the current price (in effect since January 8, 2006) for the same package is $1.59.
Rates go up for other types of mail, too. (But pardon me if I focus on the media mail. My husband and I are booksellers.)
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