I posted about the lawsuit against several major publishers a few months ago. Well, the outcome is here! It seems that e-book customers will be getting refunds for past purchases. Refunds ranging from .30-cents to $1.32 per e-book purchased from the following publishers: Hachette, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and McMillian (as well as small publications these larger firms publish under.)
If you buy your e-books from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble or Kobo – great news! You don’t have to do anything. You will be contacted about how you want the refund distributed. The choices seem to be a credit to your account for that particular seller, or a check in the total amount of the refund.
However, if you purchased e-books from Google, Sony or a few other companies not yet available to me, you will have to request in writing a refund for your purchases. The deadline to file that claim request is December 12 of this year. You can access the settlement form to file a claim by clicking here: Ebooks AG Settlements > File a Claim.
The only folks losing out on this settlement are those in Minnesota because their attorney general didn’t participate in the event.