Check your Kindle account for your credit from the Apple ebook settlement


Book publishers, as part of a price-fixing settlement with state governments, agreed to pay small credits to consumers who bought eligible ebooks between 2010 and 2013. Those credits started showing up in Kindle(s AMZN) customers’ accounts Tuesday. Barnes & Noble (s BKS) also says credits will start showing up for Nook customers today.

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Anybody who bought an ebook from Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 gets a credit of $3.17 if that book was a New York Times bestseller at any point in its publishing history and a credit of $0.73 if the book was never a NYT bestseller. (The only exception is if you live in Minnesota, which reached a separate settlement; Minnesota customers get a credit of $3.93 or $0.94 per ebook.)

The publishers were accused of conspiring with Apple to fix ebook prices at the launch of the…

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