EXPECT REFUNDS ON YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
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Anyone remember a post I wrote last July - AMAZON - YOU WANT ME TO PAY WHAT??  . . .

it was what I thought of the prices they were charging for Kindle books.   

"Electronic books more than doubled in popularity in 2011, with e-book sales making up 15 percent of the market last year, up from 6 percent in 2010", according the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group.

I don't know if you've been following the reports on the news with regard to the Justice Department in April accusing Apple Inc and five publishers of illegally colluding on prices as part of an effort to fight Amazon's dominance of e-books, but three of the publishers - News Corp's HarperCollins Publishers Inc, CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster Inc and Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group - decided to settle.

(Amazon was not a party to this lawsuit.)

"The three publishers have denied they did anything wrong, but agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the cost and risk of a trial", according to the settlement website: www.ebooksagsettlements.com

Should the settlements be approved by the court, the publishers will pay for e-book refunds that will be applied automatically to the Amazon.com accounts of eligible customers. Customers can use the refunds to purchase Kindle books or print books or request a cheque for the amount of the refund.

Yay for the good guys - US !!

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Liz Wallace
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I missed that post but it's OK because I can only read with a book.  I know it's wasteful but I love the way a book feels and even smells.  I do recycle though because I always pass them on.  I'm not that generous I just really have no more room.

Oct 14, 2012 07:09 AM #1
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Susan,  I DID receive an email yesterday telling me I would receive something like $.32 to $1.90 for every Kindle purchase during a certain time period.  I do remember when they shut out some of the authors due to raising prices.  When I bought my Kindle they said NEVER pay more than $9.99.......

Oct 14, 2012 07:25 AM #2
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Tammy Lankford,
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never bought an ebook.  I have to hold it in my hand.  Mostly I have to keep them too.

Oct 14, 2012 07:27 AM #3
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Susan Emo
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Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Hi Liz -  I think you would be very surprised once you tried a Kindle (or ipad) provided you have the correct cover for it . . .  mine is leather and is held just like a 'real' book.  I love that I can change the font (no cheaters needed!)

Oct 14, 2012 07:58 AM #4
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Susan Emo
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Chris and Dick -  I haven't received any notice yet but I'll contact them if I don't soon!!!   I have to admit, almost all my books have been free but I'll take my 30 cents :0)

Oct 14, 2012 07:59 AM #5
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Susan Emo
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Hi Tammy - even my Mother has made the switch!  She has my Kindle and I use my ipad.  You really need to try it before you say it isn't for you.  I held out for a year and have been addicted for at least 4 years now.   I too have an entire library on my 3rd floor and I don't know what I'll ever do if (when) we move!   Try one with the correct cover like I mentioned to Liz and you'll be amazed at how exactly like a book it is only better.  Even the leather smell is there!

Oct 14, 2012 08:01 AM #6
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I held out for a long time too and now I actually prefer to read on the kindle (can't believe I'm saying that).  I hope to get a notice of a refund soon.

 

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Hi Stacey-Ann -  good for you!!   I think of e-readers the same as calculators when they first became popular.  We had our hold outs who refused to embrace technology and declared it would be the end of civilization as we knew it :0)    The same is with people who dig their heels in and refuse to even try something new.  It is almost like they are proud of their stubbornness!

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