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f you bought select Kindle e-Books from April 1, 2010 – May 21, 2012, you may have account credits in your Amazon account due to a Class Action Settlement regarding a possible conspiracy among five top U.S. publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster) and Apple to fix and raise the retail prices of e-Books.
To see if you qualify, simply log in to your Amazon account and check to see if you have received settlement credits. For full details, click here. If you qualified, your account credits will already be in your account.
Information for 2016 Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement
In November 2014, a federal court approved a Settlement of antitrust lawsuits brought against Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books (“eBooks”). Those settlements resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. These credits are funded by Apple.