Your Amazon Account May Have A Surprise Credit Waiting For You

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If you purchased an e-book via Amazon, Apple, Kobo or Barnes & Noble between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012, you most likely have some money coming your way.

The credits are being applied as the result of the settlement of a 2013 case against the aforementioned companies as well as five publishers, all of which were found guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices.

Amazon notified credit recipients via email on June 21, but you can also check to see if you received a settlement credit by logging into your account and visiting this page.

Per Real Simple: “Customers who bought an e-book published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan will receive $6.93 for every e-book that was a New York Times bestseller and $1.57 for others.”

If this scenario sounds familiar and you’ve received a credit for an e-book purchase before June of this year, chances are it was the result of “a separate settlement between Apple and a coalition of state Attorneys General, and by a Plaintiff Class” that the five publishers involved in the case were forced to pay.

If you have other questions, check out the FAQs about this setttlement on Amazon.

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