October 26, 2016

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 12/17/2012

"You can be a big shot for a few hundred dollars."

-- Robert Levinson, 87, a senior development officer at Lynn University in Boca Raton

Getting older seems to bring out the author in people. And South Florida seniors are discovering the booming self-publishing industry is their path to every author's deepest desire: a book.

There are far more pay-to-publish options today, including on-demand printing that lets customers order one book at a time. Local libraries now are more likely to place donated copies on their shelves, given that self-published works like the erotic "Fifty Shades of Grey" have turned into blockbusters.

Plus thanks to advanced technology, elder authors can birth a book for less than the price of a weekend getaway.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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