The ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approving the proposed prices and classifications for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services enables the Postal Service to move forward with a new pricing strategy to capitalize on strong mail and package growth. The new pricing and classification changes for all market-dominant mail classes and competitive products take effect on May 31, 2015.
Macmillan Publishers will issue promotional terms intended to help independent bookstores recover from what it calls “the significant and calamitous impacts of Covid-19 on the channel.”
The terms include discounting on all orders placed from June 1 through December 31, extended dating on orders placed through the end of the year, and a longer timeline for repayment of outstanding balances as of June 1. Macmillan distribution partners Bloomsbury, College Board, Guinness World Records, Kingfisher, Macmillan Collectors Library, Media Lab, Page Street, Papercutz, Seven Seas, Sounds True, and Wattpad will also participate in the promotional terms.
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