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Subject: how many stamps for postage?
Date Posted: 6/15/2009 1:38 AM ET
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if I want to use stamps as my postage (42 cent stamps) how many should i use assuming the book is 12 oz? thanks!

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 1:45 AM ET
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Media Mail for packages under 1 lb. is $2.38...or 6 first class stamps, unless you have some smaller denomination.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Betsy, if you are talking about the Forever stamps, remember that they are now worth 44 cents and not 42 cents.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 6:33 PM ET
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Here is the current postal rate chart. You can find it in the Help Center Docs here by using the search words Postal Rates.

Current Postal Rates as of May 11, 2009

 

for a printable version of this page, click this: Current Postal Rates

Current USPS Media mail rates:
as of 5/11/2009

Up to 1 pound.......................................$2.38
More than 1 pound, less than 2 pounds....... 2.77
More than 2 pounds, less than 3 pounds..... 3.16
More than 3 pounds, less than 4 pounds..... 3.55
More than 4 pounds, less than 5 pounds.....3.94
More than 5 pounds, less than 6 pounds.....4.33
More than 6 pounds, less than 7 pounds.....4.72
More than 7 pounds, less than 8 pounds.....5.11
More than 8 pounds, less than 9 pounds..... 5.50
More than 9 pounds, less than 10 pounds....5.89

Rates in blue are the most common postage rates for single-book shipments.

 

Current  USPS First-Class Parcel rates:
as of 5/11/2009

Not over 1 ounce..............................$1.22
Not over 2 ounces..............................1.39
Not over 3 ounces..............................1.56
Not over 4 ounces..............................1.73
Not over 5 ounces..............................1.90
Not over 6 ounces..............................2.07
Not over 7 ounces..............................2.24
Not over 8 ounces..............................2.41
Not over 9 ounces..............................2.58
Not over 10 ounces...........................2.75
Not over 11 ounces............................2.92
Not over 12 ounces............................3.09
Not over 13 ounces............................3.26

If your package weighs 7 ounces or less, First-Class rate will be less expensive than Media Mail rate.

Note: Postage for First Class and Media Mail rate is determined by package weight.  MediaMail and First Class postal rates do not depend on distance--it will cost the same to send a package to any address served by USPS (including AK, HI, PR, GU, US Virgin Islands and APO/FPO/DPO addresses) using either First Class or Media Mail.