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I mailed a book at my local PO, which I usually avoid due to long lines, and was told by the clerk that Media Mail is not for regular books but she'd do it this time. She said people are always trying to send scripts media mail (I live in LA, where seemingly everyone is writing/has written a script, but I sent a book, not a script.) My favorite post office is further away but the employees are nicer and lines shorter and they've never told me this. Anybody know if this is true?
She is incorrect. Books and screenplays both qualify for media mail. Here's the official USPS regulation regarding Media Mail contents: http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/173.htm#wp1060522
a. Books, including books issued to supplement other books, of at least eight printed pages, consisting wholly of reading matter or scholarly bibliography, or reading matter with incidental blank spaces for notations and containing no advertising matter other than incidental announcements of books. Advertising includes paid advertising and the publishers' own advertising in display, classified, or editorial style.
f. Playscripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music.