I’m Alexis, and I like books! I’m really interested in how technology is going to affect the publishing industry, as I spent many years working in the retail end of the music industry. I know what it’s like to watch an entire industry disregard technology ‘as a fad’ and flail hopelessly in the sea of progress as a result. As I’m learning more about the publishing industry, I think that they’ve situated themselves a little bit better within the emerging technology than the music industry did. That being said, there are still a lot of ways to screw it up. It’s a fine line to walk, and you have to really understand your markets in order to flourish. In this blog, I’m going to take a look at some interesting arguments and some dangerous thinking that’s going on around e-books, piracy and DRM right now.