Our host for the night was Larry Lipman, a former Press Club president who worked for the Palm Beach paper when I was tracking down stories for the Tampa Tribune.
In those days, if you wanted to be an author, you wrote your novel, hunted around for an agent, and hopefully found one who could sell your work to a publisher. Today, technology and social media tools like Facebook and YouTube have enabled authors, musicians and even politicians to reach out directly to their audiences.
No offense to agents and publishers, but there’s something very American about real people deciding whether your book is worth reading.
Thanks again to Larry and all who came out. Video was shot and a piece will be posted soon.