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Apple giving away free e-book credit on Amazon


Due to a lawsuit settlement, Apple is giving customers credit after they raised the price of e-books.

If you have an Amazon account and purchased e-books from Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Penguin between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012, you are eligible for the credit, according to a report. Also if you’ve purchased from Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo you can expect to see digital credits in their accounts, according to the report.

However, customers that returned books or received a refund for their return doesn’t qualify for the credit.

All Amazon customers that are eligible for the credit received emails. The credit can also be applied to buying Amazon Kindle books, other items sold on or an Amazon device or app.

Credits also vary, so it’s important for you to check to your email or login your amazon account to see the amount of credit you’ve received.

The credit is valid through June 24, 2017.

For more information, Amazon has posted a FAQ for customers regarding your credit and Apple’s settlement.

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