Buyers of e-books should make sure they'll get their fair share of a huge settlement agreed to by several of the nation's biggest publishers, advises the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
The $69 million credit-or-refund deal applies to e-books purchased in every state but Minnesota from April 1, 2010, to May 21, 2012, if they were published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Macmillan or certain imprints or subsidiaries of these companies.
They allegedly charged inflated or fixed prices.
Note that the actual seller was likely to be another company, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. (See Amazon's FAQ about the settlement: http://amzn.to/V2pcq0.)