Originally Posted by DiapDealer
An industry, comprised of many businesses, raised their prices... and possibly coerced some of those individual businesses to do so in the process.
That "possibility" runs close to 100% if we take Apple's own internal email brags at face value. Plus, it is also a matter of public record (the DOJ original filing) that Penguin talked B&N into pressuring Random House on their end, too.
So RH was getting hammered first hand, second hand, and third hand to fall in line with the Conspiracy.