Enter the total weight of the media mail you are trying to send into the calculator to determine the total cost.

## Media Mail Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cost of sending media mail.

C = 2.66 + .51 * (W-1)
• Where C is the media mail cost
• W - 1 is the weight above 1 pound

To calculate media mail cost, multiply the weight above 1 pound by 51 cents, then add $2.66 to the result. ## What is media mail? Media mail is mail that contains any of the following types of media: 1. Books 2. Sounds recordings 3. recorded video tapes 4. printed music 5. digital media on hard drives/flash devices ## How to calculate media mail cost? The following example explains how to calculate the cost of sending media via mail. First, determine if the media weighs more than 1 pound. For anything under 1 pound, there is a flat rate of$2.66. For this example, the media is found to be greater than a pound.

Next, determine the total weight being sent. In this case, a book weighing 7.5 pounds is being sent.

Finally, calculate the cost to send the book using the formula above:

C = $2.66 +$.51 * (W-1)

C = $2.66 +$.51 * (7.5-1)

C = \$5.97