Vallik says that these digital projects require a short development time, and offer both authors and publishers a whole new market opportunity. In addition, they’re attracting new writing talent to Harlequin. And in an ironic twist, the “Spice Briefs” have proven so popular that Harlequin is slated to release a print anthology in early 2009.
Laura Dawson is CEO of Numerical Gurus, LLC, consulting company providing services to the information, librarym and book industries. Dawson has consulted to numerous organizations in these verticals, primarily focusing on solving problems related to metadata, identifiers, Linked Data, semantic web applications, and structured content.