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eBook Price Fixing Settlement Payments Being Sent to End Users

by Todd Haselton | August 30, 2013August 30, 2013 9:30 am PST


TechnoBuffalo received an email this morning noting that payments as a result of the price fixing lawsuits leveraged against Apple, Barnes & Noble, Macmillan, Penguin Group, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster and others, are starting to be issued. The lawsuit stemmed from accusations that the aforementioned companies, some of which settled out of court, were illegally working to fix the prices of eBooks. It includes eBooks acquired through other means, too, such as titles purchased from Google, Amazon and Kobo.

The amount of the check you can receive varies. It depends on how many eBooks you purchased and how popular those books were. For example, A New York Times bestseller purchase means you are owed about $3.06 per book purchased, while books that weren’t on that list could result in a payment of $0.73 per title.

The settlement is valid for U.S. consumers who purchased an eBook between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. It only applies to individuals, too, not business or education customers. For more information on whether you apply and how to receive your payment, follow the source link below.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...