WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors announced that any new postal rate increase will be consistent with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. In using the Postal Regulatory Commission’s new regulations for setting future rates, price increases will be capped at the rate of inflation. The Board of Governors had the option of filing one more rate case under the regulations that had been in place since 1971, but voted to proceed with the new pricing regulations. “Mailers around the country should be elated that the antiquated, costly and adversarial rate case proceedings are now nothing more than a part of

BY ERIK CAGLE The evolution of book publishing has some parallels with that of the computer. Smaller and quicker are the operative words in this comparison. Before the PC became a household fixture, computers were hulking boxes with reel-to-reel tapes and other round objects that made those cute little concentric circles. And they weren't the sharpest knives in the drawer, boasting the processing speed of a can opener. Book publishing was also big and scarry—1,000-page megatomes were loaded onto presses to churn out millions of copies. "War and Peace" was followed by hundreds of thousands of 500-page copies of biology books. Obviously, they

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