According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has warned Apple and the original five U.S. publishers who participated in the agency model of book pricing that the DOJ plans to sue them for price collusion of electronic books. The WSJ states this is from “people familiar with the matter.”
According to the article, the five publishers are: Simon & Schuster Inc.; Hachette Book Group; Penguin Group (USA); Macmillan; and HarperCollins Publishers Inc., a unit of News Corp. , which also owns The Wall Street Journal.
I urge you to read the full article. This could result in lower prices for books from these publishers in the near future. I also think that the DOJ wants to fine Apple for this activity or at least reach a settlement. After all, Apple has more money than the federal government.