Idahoans who purchased electronic books to get refunds

Idahoans who purchased electronic books to get refunds

Idahoans who purchased electronic books to get refunds

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

BOISE -- If you've purchased electronic books, you may soon get a refund as part of a national settlement with publishers accused of conspiring to increase prices, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

Idahoans who purchased e-books between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, are receiving notices about the settlement. Idaho consumers will receive up to $347,000.

The publishers involved in the settlement are Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster.

A lawsuit continues against Apple and two other publishers.

E-book retailers have contacted eligible customers by email.

If you bought your e-books through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble or Kobo, you will receive a refund automatically -- and are not required to file a claim.

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