Kentucky To Get $700,000 From E-Book Publishers

Aug 30, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians who purchased e-books over the past couple of years could receive part of a $69 million settlement that publishers have agreed to pay to resolve antitrust claims of fixing prices on electronic books.

Attorney General Jack Conway said Kentucky's portion of the settlement is expected to be more than $700,000.

Conway joined attorneys general from all 50 states in an antitrust lawsuit against three of the nation's largest book publishers - Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Simon & Schuster Inc.

Kentuckians who paid too much for books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 would share in the settlement. They will be notified by the publishing company if they are entitled to restitution.