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How to Write the DOJ about the eBook Pricing Lawsuit

Readers, writers and publishing professionals can share their thoughts about the Department of Justice’s lawsuit filed against Apple and publishers over eBook prices. The deadline for commentary is tonight (June 25) at midnight.

According to The Tunney Act, “members of the public have an opportunity to comment on the proposed settlement before it is accepted by the court.”

If you want to share your thoughts, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management posted information about how to contact the DOJ. Your submissions will be archived–the literary agency also noted that “written comments received from any person to be filed with the court and published in the Federal Register.”

If you write the DOJ about this matter, email GalleyCat your message–we will collect thoughts from our readers as well.

Here is the contact information for the DOJ officials working on the case:

John R. Read, Esq.
Chief, Litigation III Section
Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice
450 5th Street, NW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20530

You may also submit your comments attached in an email to (with a copy to

Please be sure to reference the name of the litigation in your comments.  We suggest the following or similar reference: United States v. Apple, Inc. et al., No. 12-CV-2826(DLC) (S.D.N.Y.) – Comments on Proposed Final Judgment as to Defendants Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster

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