I’m very proud to say that my book, “WHERE’S MY F*CKING LATTE: and Other Stories About Being an Assistant in Hollywood” is still riding atop the Amazon bestseller chart for: Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Arts & Entertainment > Television at #1 where it has been camped for the last couple of months. It’s all thanks to you readers out there who love to hear about the truly unbelievable (and often quite repugnant) behavior of movers and shakers in Hollywood and what often goes on behind the scenes.
“Where’s My F*cking Latte” has been on this chart for over 2 years, clawing its way from the bottom to the top. It’s particularly satisfying because back in 2007, when I first wrote the book, my agent at the time sent it out to several mainstream publishers who turned it down only because they said there wasn’t a market for books about “behind the scenes Hollywood” (Yes, they really said that… I’ll give you a moment to shake your head). They said people in the middle of the country or overseas wouldn’t care about this book. They said it’s a book that would only sell on the coasts.
I can tell you that I’ve received emails from people from all over the world who have read and loved “Where’s My F*cking Latte”, people who have thought it was hilarious, salacious and jaw-dropping… and even better, I’ve sold many thousands of copies of this book without having to share proceeds or control with any publisher.
The lesson learned: You don’t need a publisher to succeed and you certainly don’t let the doubters derail your plans.