Apple to pay Delaware E-book buyers $1.3 million

Delawareans who bought electronic books from Apple could get part of a $1.3 million settlement from the tech giant.

The settlement stems from accusations that Apple conspired with five major publishers to artificially increase the cost of E-books. Customers will get $6.93 for each E-book purchased while the book was on the New York Times bestseller list, and $1.57 for all other books.

The publishers include Penguin Group, Holtzbrinck Publishers, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. The publishers also paid E-book buyers in the state more than $500,000. 

The publishers who settled before going to trial payed a total of $166 million to customers nationwide. Most of that money was distributed in 2014. Apple will pay out $400 million to buyers nationwide.

Customers who bought E-books through Sony or Google will get their refund via checks in the mail. Those who bought E-books via Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo will get their refunds credited to their accounts. 

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