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Mass. consumers to get $2m of proposed $69m e-book pricing settlement

Three book publishers have agreed to pay more than $69 million — including more than $2 million to Massachusetts customers — to resolve allegations that they conspired to fix prices on electronic books, Attorney General Martha Coakley said late Wednesday.

Under the agreement reached with Coakley and 54 attorneys general, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers LLC, and Simon & Schuster Inc. will compensate consumers who purchased so-called e-books by these publishers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

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