We now have proof that those Apple price-fixing refunds are indeed going out. This morning, I received $1.57 in gift card credit on my Amazon account, with a claim code of “xxxx-xxxxxx-LBUY”. Since this matches up perfectly with the amount said to be credited for non-New York Times bestseller titles, it seems likely I bought at least one e-book during the period in question. Meanwhile, some B&N customers have reported receiving a form email telling them they’ll be seeing their credit within the next few days (though I haven’t gotten that email yet myself).
I’m curious which book I got credited for, as I’m not entirely sure which one it is. Reviewing my Amazon orders, it looks like I purchased two eligible Kindle books during the April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012 time period—a Kitty Norville urban fantasy from Macmillan (Kitty Goes to War) and a Mercy Thompson urban fantasy from Penguin (Silver Borne). Why’d I only get refunded for one? Is credit for another coming? I don’t know. Silver Borne was $9.99, while Kitty Goes to War was $7.99. Does price make a difference? Or perhaps they’re just disbursing the funds one publisher at a time and I’ll get another $1.57 later on?
In any event, it’s good to see that money’s coming. I’ll be sure and mention if I get any further refunds.
Update: I just got an email from Amazon informing me of the credit I received, and advising me to visit Amazon’s Apple Book Settlement page for more information.