Have you got an email from Amazon that you earned credit of some dollars, so yes, it is true, not a spam-because Amazon is giving out money to those users who purchased ebooks from the five publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan), between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.
This is going to be on Tuesday Morning, Amazon started to sent emails to customers for their credit, this is all because of the- past Kindle ebook purchases following a $166 million legal settlement with book publishers.
Email arrives like this:
Email Subject: YOURNAME
You have a new $[amount] book credit in your Amazon account.” If you’re a Gmail user, the email may have gone to your “Promotions” tab, so take a look there.
Some of the tweets by users, who got the Email:
I don’t feel I deserve my Amazon $47.49 book credit from the eBook antitrust settlement.
— tylercowen (@tylercowen) March 25, 2014
So far the lowest Amazon store credit I’ve seen reported is 73 cents and the largest is $246.
— Sarah Weinman (@sarahw) March 25, 2014
As we above said this money is from the settlement by Five publishers– Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan.
You can find a summary of the case of money settlement here.
The money is automatically added to your Amazon account and you can use it to buy any Kindle or print book on the site.