Practical workshop for printers responsible for newspaper mailing announced

From NNA

A hard-hitting educational workshop for printers and publishers that prepare Periodicals newspapers has been announced by the National Newspaper Association for March 16, 2016, in Washington.

Practical and detailed, the event will focus on mail preparation techniques to help newspapers improve on-time delivery in the mail. This education program is one of many steps NNA is taking to address an outbreak of subscriber complaints about mail delivery.

NNA President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times Leader in Princeton, KY, said attendees should come prepared to dig into the details of creating bundles and containers, targeting critical entry times so newspapers do not miss transportation opportunities and utilizing new U.S. Postal
Service service hubs. They should also bring their own concerns for top USPS officials to address. NNA will also unravel some of the complexity surrounding electronic documentation and Full-Service IMb.

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PostalOne! system restored and functional


The PostalOne! system is restored and fully functional. In addition, other applications affected by this issue (CAPS, FAST, eVS) are available. eDoc submitters should begin submitting their electronic mailing information immediately and Acceptance Units will begin processing mailings and the reconciliation process described in the PostalOne! Contingency plan.

The application team will continue to monitor the system. If you experience any issues, please contact the PostalOne! Help Desk at 800.522.9085.

PostalOne! service still not available

PostalOne! continues to be down with no estimate given for when the service will become available. We will provide updates as we receive them, but until it is operational, please click here to follow the USPS Contingency Plan.

Bill Moss of Hendersonville Lightning featured in Forbes

Interlink client Bill Moss, publisher of the Hendersonville Lightning, is featured in a Forbes article by Zack O’Malley Greenburg on the “quiet comeback” of “hyper-local newsweeklies.” The story offers an all-too-familiar look into the struggles facing the newspaper industry but credits Moss’s passion for reporting and dedication to his community for bringing about the success of his newsweekly. Click here to read the article.


Brad Hill becomes an Interlink shareholder

bill_brad_signingInterlink founder and owner Bill Garber announced December 1, 2015, that Interlink President Brad Hill has become a stockholder in the company.

Interlink is a privately owned circulation management company serving the newspaper industry. Publishers of more than 1,700 newspapers across the US use Interlink services to grow newspaper subscription penetration and manage subscriber services, including delivery by mail or carrier.

Hill began working with Interlink in 2001 as a technical contractor after leaving his previous position as Network Administrator for a private school system in Tennessee. Recognizing his ability to bridge the gap between technical issues and non-technical people, Interlink offered him a permanent position handling the integration of Interlink Circulation into new customers’ business systems.

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September 2015 Community Journal Newsletter

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Tired of swimming upstream? Walk on water!

By William E. (Bill) Garber

Being a life-long weekly newspaper fan, of course The Week magazine is something of an inspiration to me.

I really admire how Felix Dennis came to create success for a weekly news magazine in the age of the Internet. He didn’t swim upstream, he walked on the digital waters!

The paper was low grade. The stories were last week’s news and borrowed from other publications, no less! The page count was thin even. And there was only the occasional ad.

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Power outage at Interlink

Interlink is currently experiencing an unplanned power outage in our area and the phone system is down; however, we are still responding to emails.

We will update our website as more information becomes available and apologize for the inconvenience.

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 first to ensure all parts of the form are complete and accurate.

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USPS PostalOne! fully operational


The PostalOne! System is fully operational with no performance issues. eDoc processing is now current and there is no backlog.

If you have any issues or concerns please contact the PostalOne! help desk at 800.522.9085.

Update to USPS PostalOne!


The PostalOne! application is back online and the issue that was causing the technical problems earlier has been resolved. We expect to be fully operational by 5:00PM Central this evening. We will be monitoring Mail.dat and Mail.XML processing until these processes are all caught up. We anticipate being caught up later today within the next 3 – 4 hours. We will send out a notice later this evening once all of the processes are caught up.

If you have any issues or concerns, please contact the PostalOne! help desk at 800.522.9085