An independent biweekly newsletter that monitors the postal service, private carriers, and suppliers, covering issues of importance to the business mailer. Subscriptions are $377/year in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The award-winning printed magazine is produced six times a year by the United States Postal Service. It provides marketers with strategies, solutions, and case studies on how best to influence consumers via the mail. Delivermagazine.com, the companion website, is the online resource for mail marketing strategies brought to you by the United States Postal Service. Subscribe for free at www.Deliversubscribe.com. You can also sign up for an e-newsletter containing the latest how-to articles, case studies, and research.
MAIL: The Journal of Communication Distribution
P.O. Box 1449
Milford, PA 18337-2449
Published nine times annually, The Journal of Communication Distributionis the professional journal for mail communications management. It surveys all aspects of mail communications—from creation to automation to mailing/distribution.
A print subscription is $45 per year for U.S. residents/$115 for international subscribers. Subscribe online at http://mailomg.com/subscribe.htm.
Published six times annually, this publication’s mission is to provide relevant, useful information through all media channels to those responsible for mail center operations. It publishes The Source, an annual buyer’s guide, also available online. A print subscription is free to U.S. residents. There is also a free monthly e-newsletter with similar content. Both can be subscribed online.
National Customer Support Center
United States Postal Service
6060 Primacy Pkwy Ste 101
Memphis, TN 38188-0001
MailPro is a free bimonthly print publication for mailing professionals. It contains information on current Postal Service programs and services, rates and classification, mailing success stories, and industry news. To request a free subscription, email your name, title, company name, complete delivery address, and daytime phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The printed magazine provides relevant, useful information to those responsible for the parcel logistics process. Subscriptions are free to all qualified recipients in the U.S.; $35 for Canadian residents. There is also a free monthly e-newsletter with similar content. Both can be subscribed to online.
This blog and monthly e-newsletter is a repository of direct mail articles, news, event info, and more. Many posts relate to some aspect of the USPS. It also provides links to lettershops, printers, and vendors. Subscription is free and online at www.presort.org.
U.S. Postal Service
Stamp Fulfillment Services
P.O. Box 7247
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7101
Published bi-weekly, it contains the latest official changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), International Mail Manual (IMM) or any regulations relating to USPS matters. The annual subscription cost is $163. International subscription: $228. To subscribe, fill out the subscription form at http://about.usps.com/forms/ps5700.pdf and mail or fax to the above address or call the above phone number.
Binding, Finishing, and Mailing: The Final Word, Second Edition
Printing Industries Press (2005)
Hardback: 460 pages
Authors: T.J. Tedesco, Jean-Marie Hershey, Dave Clossey
Designed to help printing professionals make useful recommendations to their customers, the second edition of Binding, Finishing, and Mailing takes readers through a comprehensive exploration of the world of binding, finishing, and mail preparation. In five main sections and 70 concise chapters, the authors provide a wealth of information for people performing a variety of functions at graphic arts companies.
Direct Mail Pal
Printing Industries Press (2002)
Paperback: 288 pages
Authors: T.J. Tedesco, Terry Woods, Ken Boone, John Leonard
Direct Mail Pal: A Direct Mail Production Handbook is a smart, thorough exploration of the world of direct mail. Forty-four concise yet informative chapters and nineteen appendices provide a truly substantive overview of this powerful marketing tool used by companies of all specialties and sizes. Direct Mail Pal casts light on every corner of the direct mail process, including direct mail planning, preproduction, production, and postproduction procedures. It strikes a perfect balance between being detailed yet not overly technical.
Direct Mail Pal—Canada
Printing Industries Press (2006)
Paperback: 310 pages
Authors: T.J. Tedesco, John Leonard, and David Engel
Direct Mail Pal—Canada is a direct mail production handbook serving the informational needs of the Canadian direct mail industry and provides a thorough exploration of the world of direct mail. Fifty concise yet informative chapters and twenty-four appendices provide a truly substantive overview of this powerful marketing tool used by companies of all specialties and sizes. Direct Mail Pal—Canada casts light on every corner of the direct mail process, including direct mail planning, preproduction, production, and postproduction procedures. It strikes a perfect balance between being detailed yet not overly technical.
Take This Job and Stuff It!: A Practical Guide for Document Operations Managers
Port Mist Publishing (2008)
Paperback: 144 pages
Author: Mike Porter, Print Mail Consultants
In this book, printing and mailing industry expert Mike Porter has compiled tips and practical advice for managers charged with getting corporate documents printed or into the mail. For the first time, information for these individuals who are critical to the production of successful customer communications has been compiled into a single, easily understood resource.