USPS May Start Selling Mag Subscriptions
Posted: 12/27/2012 | By: Peter Sterne | Columbia Journalism Review
Your next magazine subscription may well be purchased at the post
office—the Postal Service could begin selling magazines directly to
consumers as soon as next month.
The news comes from the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee. MTAC
is a committee made up of representatives from the US Postal Service
and various industries related to it—from magazine publishers to
envelope manufacturers. Most of their discussions are concerned with
arcane mailing regulations, but one proposal is relevant to journalists
and media companies.