October 21, 2016 - Relief from weekly/daily filing of ‘Marked Copy for Advertising’ with U.S. Postal Service granted to newspaper mailers
WASHINGTON—Circulation departments could reclaim a couple of valuable hours each week now by opting into a new process for verifying the advertising content of their mail with the U.S. Postal Service, the National Newspaper Association announced this week.
September 29, 2016 - PUB AUX LIVE: Having trouble with your periodical mailing?
In this session, Max Heath will focus on the best practices when prepping mail for Periodicals class mail. He will cover questions about how to get the best results when entering mail for distribution to subscribers. As a bonus, Brad Hill will walk you through how to track your newspaper using the USPS Full Service option. Leading the discussion will be NNA host Stan Schwartz.
Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Central
Registration fee: $30 for NNA members/$65 for non-NNA members
Register now for this webinar.
PUB AUX LIVE, featuring revenue-generating ideas for community newspapers, is brought to you by The National Newspaper Association, in partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.
August 31, 2016 - Interlink Circulation provides annual Statement of Ownership report
The USPS Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, also known as PS Form 3526, is required by the post office annually to show proof of continued eligibility for mailing under a periodical permit.
Interlink Circulation includes this report and can automatically fill in most of the required information. You can find the statement of ownership with the other reports in the periodical mail delivery report category. If you have not printed this report from Interlink Circulation before, some setup is required to ensure all parts of the form are complete and accurate.
To configure the 3526 form, open your periodical publication in Interlink Circulation then:
August 3, 2016 - We count on the mail
By Chip Hutcheson
President/National Newspaper Association and
Publisher/The Times Leader, Princeton, KY
I got the mail today.
A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)
Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.
I’ve had my share of gripes about the mail. As president of the National Newspaper Association, I have fielded our community newspaper members’ postal concerns all year. The mail is slower than it used to be. The U.S. Postal Service slowed it down by a day, at least, because of financial problems. Newspaper subscribers are unhappy because too often their papers are arriving late. Some local businesses have had problems with cash flow because of late mail.