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You could get $3.06 per ebook as part of major publishers' price fixing settlement

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As part of the ebook price fixing scandal that ensnared Apple with a guilty verdict this year, all five publishing giants involved eventually agreed to a settlement in federal court — and now we're starting to get a better idea of just how much consumers will be getting back as part of the deal. If you purchased an ebook from one of the publishers involved between April 1st, 2010 and May 21st, 2012, you could be eligible for up to $3.06 per book purchased. That number is for books that fall under the New York Times bestseller umbrella, while non-bestsellers will net you an estimated $0.73 per purchase. This will include ebooks purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple, and the payment will come either in the form of credit good with whichever retailer you used or a check. The amounts are still estimates for now; the settlement with publishers Macmillan and Penguin is still being hashed out, so the final numbers could be slightly different.