Settlement gives some customers refund for e-books

- If you buy e-books, chances are you have a refund waiting for you. A settlement has been rewarded after a 2012 case brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) accused Apple and five major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of e-books.

If you purchased a book from one of those publishers for your Amazon Kindle, you're now eligible for credit on Amazon to make up for it.

How much you get depends on how many books you bought and from which publishers. If you’re owed a refund, you should get an email from Amazon.

According to the company’s website, if you received an email from Amazon in June 2016 about the settlement credit, you were eligible for the credit and it was applied automatically to your Amazon account.

If you received an email from Amazon in March 2014 about the settlement credit, you were eligible for the initial credit and it was applied automatically to your account. 

To be eligible, you must have had a U.S. billing address and must have purchased a Kindle book published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan between 4/1/10 and 5/21/12.

 

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