Did you pay too much for your Kindle ebook?

Posted By on October 13, 2012

If you buy books from Amazon for your eReader, you might be in for a small refund … well small for the individual book buyer, but pretty larger if you’re Amazon and have to start the refund process.

Book publishers and the Department of Justice reached a settlement regarding that whole eBook-price fixing scheme last month, and now the savings are being passed on to you. If you bought one of the affected, overpriced Kindle books between April 2010 and May 2012, you’re about to get some money back.

The settlement hasn’t quite gone through yet, but once it’s approved by the court (sometime in early 2013), you should be getting refunds between $.30 and $1.30 on each and every qualifying eBook purchased through Amazon and published by Hachette, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan. The refund will automatically be credited to your Amazon account, but if you really really want, you can also request to have it doled out as a check. Face it though, you’ll probably just sink it back into (cheaper) books. And ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.


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