questionsdid you know you're getting money from amazon…



Hachette, Harper Collins, and Simon & Schuster have settled an antitrust lawsuit about e-book prices. Under the proposed settlements, the publishers will provide funds for a credit that will be applied directly to your account. If the Court approves the settlements, the account credit will appear automatically and can be used to purchase Kindle books or print books. While we will not know the amount of your credit until the Court approves the settlements, the Attorneys General estimate that it will range from $0.30 to $1.32 for every eligible Kindle book that you purchased between April 2010 and May 2012. Alternatively, you may request a check in the amount of your credit by following the instructions included in the formal notice of the settlements, set forth below. You can learn more about the settlements here:



In addition to the account credit, the settlements impose limitations on the publishers’ ability to set e-book prices. We think these settlements are a big win for customers and look forward to lowering prices on more Kindle books in the future.

Thank you for being a Kindle customer.

The Amazon Kindle Team


ummm...according to what you just wrote "IF" is a BIG word.


Yep. Just got the email. We'll see how much it work out to.


@morriea: you're correct. The word "if" is present. However, it's really unlikely that the court would block an agreed upon settlement.


I'm so happy that this anti-trust suit has been settled. :-D Yes, the settlement (& amounts) are not yet approved, but at least these publishers cannot 'price fix.' anymore. That said, if/when the refunds are approved, I doubt I'll get any refund. Congrats to those who will receive credit!

Never one to buy a hardbound book when it was released; I waited for the paperback. Also bought used hardbacks & paperbacks. So...w/the prices on the Kindle editions set at a high price by the publishers, I've been buying Indies, classics and Kindle books on sale. Sale - meaning the majority of books I have on my Kindles have been FREE. ;-)

Side note: I do hope that people will now understand that Amazon was NOT the one setting the prices on these books. They were constantly accused of doing that, and did not.


I am? And I don't even own a Kindle or buy e-books.


It's great that publishers are finally going to get some relief from Amazon's wrath. I'm probably going to use my lawsuit spoils to buy another ebook.


@skispeakeasy: I haven't read the case, but I'm 90% sure you have the guilty party and innocent party flipped.


Will I get a refund if I only "bought" free items? Or do I need to have a letter from the Amazon Kindle Team? :)


I'm just happy to start to see changes in:

Kindle Edition: $9.99
Paperback: New from $.01


I got this email too, and I also don't know that I've actually spent more than about $20 collectively on the hundred or so ebooks that I've thus far accumulated. I certainly never paid "full price" for one.


@oldcqr: Exactly. Seeing the Kindle edition cost more than the print edition was really irritating - and jsut flat out kept me from buying any version of some books. I'm glad to have more reasonable pricing back.


Has anyone actually seen any price drops yet? The books I normally use as benchmarks (ie: the ones I haven't bought because I thought they were too expensive) are still priced the same.