If you’re expecting any credit coming your way from Kindle purchases as a result of Apple’s ebook antitrust case, Amazon now has a convenient way to check. The retailer is now alerting Kindle users to the settlement payments on its Kindle site, along with a look at how much credit you can expect to receive.
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.
Eligible customers do not need to do anything to receive these credits. If you are eligible, we have already calculated your credit for you and added it to your Amazon account. As long as you have credit remaining we will automatically apply it to your purchase of qualifying items through http://Amazon.com, an Amazon device or an Amazon app.
Amazon says that those receiving credit will see it applied as a gift card on their purchases. If you want to check your account, you can simply head to Amazon to see if you’ve qualified to receive settlement credit.