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How to ship a book without spending too much

ship a bookShipping books thru standard mail can get very expensive.  Here's how to ship a book without breaking the bank: send it thru Media Mail! Here are practical tips on how to properly pack and ship a book via USPS Media Mail:

Place the book inside a large mailer or a shipping envelope (preferably with bubble lining).

If shipping envelope with built-in bubble wrap is not available, just wrap the book in a layer of bubble wrap and insert into the envelope without leaving a lot of excess room or making it too tight a fit.

Address the package appropriately. Make it look as professional as possible (think buying and selling by Amazon or other online dealers) so that postal workers will handle the package with care.

Take the package to the post office and ask the clerk to ship your book by "Media Mail." This will be cheaper than sending it standard mail, however such packages are subject to inspection by any post office employee. Other items that can be shipped thru Media Mail include sheet music, printed educational material, 16 mm film, video cassettes, CD-ROMs and other computer readable media.

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