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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:22 PM

Kindle/Amazon lawsuit?




Dear Kindle Customer,

We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories, including yours. You do not need to do anything to receive this credit. We will contact you when the credit is applied to your Amazon.com account if the Court approves the settlements in February 2013.

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 Amazon.com 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:
www.amazon.com/help/agencyebooksettlements

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


Anyone else received this e-mail?

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Texasgal Oct 2012 OP
avebury Oct 2012 #1
CurtEastPoint Oct 2012 #2
whistler162 Oct 2012 #3
Texasgal Oct 2012 #4
sarge43 Oct 2012 #5
Phentex Oct 2012 #6
LWolf Oct 2012 #7

Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. I did. nt

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:25 PM

2. As did I.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:58 PM

3. Yup... if true a whole .30 to 1.32...

Vegas here I come!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. Just curious if anyone else

had received this. I wonder what kind of settlement they are talking about? Will the price of books go down? I buy a shitload of Kindle books, atleast three a week.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. Yes. n/t

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. I got it also. Here's a good link for more information

and a better understanding of what's going on. It's old but still applies.


http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-e-book-doj-lawsuit-in-one-post/

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. I got it. nt

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