Somewhere between Fri 1 and Thu 28 Feb 2013

Amazon refunds e-book customers

  • By Yafit Lazar
  • Last Update: 5 years ago
  • United States

Amazon is set to partially refund some of its US customers for e-books bought between April 2010 and May 2012.

The compensation, which should be between $0.30-$1.32 per title, comes after a settlement between publishers and the US authorities was reached in court. Customers covered by the settlement are not expected to receive any of their money back until a hearing approving the settlement's terms.

The compensation will cover titles produced by three major publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. Other publishers who have not agreed to the terms and thus will be taken to court include Penguin and Macmillan, who together with Apple have been accused of colluding to fix and raise prices.

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