Here's How To Get A Refund If You Don't Want A Book With Fake Bob Dylan Quotes

As we mentioned yesterday, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publishers of Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine, have pulled the book from physical shelves as well as online retailers and in e-book form, after he admitted to making up Bob Dylan quotes. And in case you don’t want to hang on to your copy just for giggles, there’s good news — you’ll get your money back.

We reached out to Houghton Mifflin yesterday to see whether consumers would get a refund, and as a good publisher should, it’s now offering instructions on its site as to how customer can do just that.

It’s pretty easy — Houghton would love it if you just return the book to the bookseller you bought it from, but if you’d rather deal directly with HMH, that’s cool too.

Send the book with a proof of purchase via USPS to:
Attn: Trade Sales/KR
222 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA. 02116

HHM says it will then send a refund of $30 ($26 for the book, $4 to cover mailing) within 30 days of receipt of the book.

You have through December 31, 2012 to get your money back. After that, you’re stuck with fake Dylan.

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