Kobo is Issuing New Credits From the eBook Antitrust Settlement

Kobo is Issuing New Credits From the eBook Antitrust Settlement Antitrust Kobo

I have heard from a few readers, and now Dear Author has confirmed, that Kobo has joined Amazon and Barnes & Noble in redistributing unused credits from the ebook antitrust settlement.

Kobo sent out an email informing its customers that they have an unexpected financial windfall:

Dear Kobo Customer,

You have previously received credits in your Kobo account resulting from settlements in the case titled In re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation.

We are happy to inform you that a supplemental distribution of credits has been approved. By October 19, 2017 you will have a new automatic credit in your Kobo account. You can use your credit online for the purchase of a product or service sold by Kobo. If your account does not reflect this credit, please contact our customer care center.

Unlike prior distributions, this credit is valid for only six months and will expire on April 20, 2018. This is the only official notice you will receive regarding this credit, so you should use it as soon as possible.

In order to view or spend your credit, please visit www.kobo.com and log in to your account. You will not be able to use your credit after it expires.

If you have any questions about this settlement distribution, please visit: www.EbookLawsuits.com.

Sincerely, The Kobo Team

I did not get a credit from Kobo, and I thought that was because they were Canadian and simply too polite to be a hassle.

Did you get this email?


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Juli W Monroe23 October, 2017

    I received it last week but almost didn’t notice it. It’s for an old Kobo account I don’t use any more, going to an email where I sometimes delete en mass. For some reason, I looked through every email that day. For my less than $5! Hey, better than nothing!

  2. Xavier Basora23 October, 2017

    No and I’m Canadian

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