Amazon: Ebook refunds for Kindle users in 2013 likely possibleBy Angel Cuala on Oct 14, 2012 in Business, Internet, Lifestyle, Technology, United States •
Amazon informed its ebooks readers on Saturday, October 13, 2012 that they may get their ebook refunds in 2013, confirming that its Kindle users are among those who will benefit from the $69 million set up by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.
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As noted at Slash Gear that day, Amazon sent an email to some of its US customers informing them about the ebook refunds, which Attorneys General estimated them to be $0.30 to $1.32 for every ebook published by the three publishers mentioned above, and was bought between April 2010 and May 2012.
Based on the email, a hearing in February 2013 is being set, where the court will decide if the settlement is approved or not. Amazon said they will inform Kindle users when the credit was applied to their Amazon.com accounts.
However, Amazon customers who returned these books or were refunded their money are not anymore qualified for the upcoming refunds. Also, Minnesota residents are not included because its Attorney General of Minnesota chose not to participate in the said settlements.
In addition, Amazon noted that the settlements impose limitations on the ability of publishers to set ebook prices, and that they think it will be a big advantage for their customers in their hopes to buy cheaper ebooks in the near future.
For more information about this Attorneys General E-book Settlements, Amazon created a special page for customers at www.amazon.com/help/agencyebooksettlements.
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