We've heard a few book messages on IMN. Some of them do not fully follow the procedure set forth by ARRL, as well as other agencies which deal with this type of traffic. The message parts are the same, but sent a bit differently.
Let us assume we have a book of three messages. We send it as follows:
Book of 3 (Precedence) (Handling instructions) Station of Origination, Check, Place of Origin, Date. This preamble is followed by a break (BT) and next the Text is send, followed by a break (BT) and Signature. After this, the prosign (AR) is sent.
Now begin with message numbers and addresses. After each address, we send the prosign (AR) and after the last address send another prosign (AR) and the words "end of book of three".
Example: "BOOK OF THREE R HXG W7GHT ARL 3 BOISE ID JUL 4 (BT)
ARL FORTY SIX (BT)
BILL W7GHT (AR)
NR 1 JIM VOYLES K7JV (AA)
4737 N TUMBLEWEED PL (AA)
BOISE ID 83713 TEL 208 376 4987 (AR)
NR 2 BRANT M CULBERTSON KA6INC (AA)
1411 249TH PLACE (AA)
OCEAN PARK WA 98640 TEL 360 665 5489 (AR)
NR 3 PHILLIP E BATTEY W3FZV (AA)
PO BOX 929 (AA)
PATAGONIA AZ 85624 (AR)
END BOOK OF THREE (K)
PS: My "universal" phone book does not list any Batteys in Patagonia.
Sorry about that, Phil. Can't make your phone number public!!!