Open Road has signed a deal with Sherman Alexie to publish seven of the author's backlist titles. Among the books on that list, which will be released in e-book for the first time by Open Road, are The Toughest Indian in the World; Reservation Blues; and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. In a video, available for viewing here, Alexie spoke about his decision to release his backlist digitally, after having spoken out about his objections to electronic books. He said that while he has "serious issues with the politics and economic philosophies involved in much of the electronic book world," he also is "vitally interested in reaching more of my readers and reaching a younger generation of readers who are more technologically savvy and tech addicted."