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 to send media mail.

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

• Where C is the media mail cost
• W – 1 is the weight above 1 pound

## 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 dravies

## How to calculate media mail cost?

The following example explains how to calculate the cost to send 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