Amazon and other major online bookstores sent emails over the weekend letting customers know that they are eligible for credits or a cheque based on past purchases. This stems from the settlement from major publishers under the old agency model of ebooks, where publishers determined the price. Falling in line with the Justice Department of the United States, customers who purchased ebooks during the last few years can qualify for credits. The due date to file your claim is now December 12th, 2012. A public hearing is set up for February 8th, 2013, during which the final amount each person is entitled to will be determined.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.