If you bought an e-book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, chances are you’re eligible for a refund, thanks to a recently settled lawsuit between state attorneys general and several book publishers.
Depending on how many e-books you purchased, you could be entitled to a decent refund. For New York Times bestsellers, you’ll receive $3.17 per e-book. That applies to books that were on the Times bestseller list at any time, not just when the book was purchased. Other books will bring a refund of 73 cents apiece.
The $166 million settlement was reached between attorneys general nationwide and five publishers—Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Group (USA)—according to New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman. A case against Apple is ongoing.