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Topic: Will Chris Ware's new 'book' qualify for media mail?

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Rick B. (bup) - ,
Subject: Will Chris Ware's new 'book' qualify for media mail?
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 9:18 AM ET
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Building Stories comes out in about a week. It's a graphic novel, but it's comprised of 11 (I think 11) small books to be read in any order inside a box.

Any media mail experts? Should be OK, right?

Date Posted: 9/27/2012 10:23 PM ET
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how small? each book has to be at least 8 pages.

Date Posted: 9/28/2012 12:34 AM ET
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And as long as it's catagorized as graphic novel instead of comic book...but IIRC that has more to do with advertising than format.

Hmmmm....checked the 'book' info at Amazon.  Appears to be some tri-fold cards, posters, and pamphlets included in the set.  Look part way down the page under Editiorial Reviews.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 9/28/2012 1:42 PM ET
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Appears to be some tri-fold cards, posters, and pamphlets included in the set.

Huh. That's a good point. Why didn't Chris Ware and his publisher think about media mail when they were discussing his new novel? cheeky