If you missed “Secret Societies of Hollywood” on E!, here is the MYN SSoH Supercut for your viewing pleasure. There’s one little sound effect they threw in there that just kills me every time. It was a real honor and pleasure to be part of this fast-paced docu-mentertainmet-ary of what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood and to talk about the sometimes-crazy world behind my book, “Where’s My F*cking Latte”.
Five years ago, I realized Amazon had bestseller lists, which was cool enough, but then when I realized I was on them, that was the coolest. This week, I am very happy to celebrate half a decade on those lists and my greatest achievement as a publisher so far.
Back on January 8, 2008, I was a bit surprised to realize that my crazy little book of Hollywood assistant stories, “Where’s My F*cking Latte” had been sitting on a pair of bestseller lists on Amazon. Five years later, it’s still there near the top having spent nearly all of 2011 and part of 2012 at #1.
In the last five years, “Where’s My F*cking Latte” has withstood competition from all the major publishers and a list of celebrity authors that rivals the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Even the ones that take the top spot for a while fade away, but Latte still remains near the top. I can tell you that in the time that I have been watching these charts no other indie book has come close to the success that Latte has had.
WMFL has definitely paved the way for my other bestselling books and I can report that my other big non-fiction books, “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden”, “Fatal Sunset” and “Tearing Down The Wall” have all been their respective bestseller lists every week since their release. Writing and publishing this book helped me launch my imprint and has helped define its success in the 8 years Glenneyre Press has been in existence. Latte definitely changed my life for the better and I’m thrilled to celebrate 5 amazing years.
Here’s to the next 5!
Narrated by yours truly, the newly-recorded audiobook version of “Where’s My F*cking Latte (and Other Stories About Being an Assistant in Hollywood)” has finally hit Audible, iTunes and Amazon. This is the same book that was featured on Access Hollywood and has spent the better part of 5 years in the top ranks of several Amazon bestseller lists in paperback or ebook form.
And of course you can find links to all of my other audiobooks on the Wordsushi Audiobooks page!
I think it’s funny that Audible has slightly modified the way it displays the title of the book to “Where’s My F-cking Latte?”, but hey… whatever works for them, LOL… I’m glad it’s finally out there for your audibook fans… and I promise that I will be taking advantage of my relationship with Audible to put out more of my catalog in audiobook form! Stay tuned!
OMG… how sick are you of hearing me tell you how “Where’s My F*cking Latte” has been on the charts? Well, get your barfbags ready… Thanks to Facebook switching me over to that Timeline bullshit, I went back to 2008 and to my surprise, found the first mention of it hitting #3 on the Kindle charts in Television and #4 in Movies… and it’s been at or near the top of both those bestseller lists ever since…. that’s FOUR YEARS IN A ROW… over 200+ weeks! Not bad for a schmuck like me, right?
Awesome, awesome night hosting a 2 hour livestream over at Watch.TV/BlogworldLA from the roof of nightclub ICON, (with lots of great interviews). and then I get back to my hotel room to find that TWO of my books (Where’s My F*cking Latte and The Killing of Osama Bin Laden) are both #1 on their respective Amazon Kindle Bestseller lists.
I have often told people that I think of publishing an eBook as planting a seed. One that can grow into something and keep growing for the months and years to come. In July, I noticed that I had two books on bestseller lists at the same time. Last night, I noticed that three very different books of mine were all on Kindle bestseller lists.
Go Forth and Kick Some Ass is again on the Kindle bestseller list for CREATIVITY! Yes! It’s been slowly picking up steam again. I’m thrilled about this because even though some may think it’s a bit cocky for me to write a “self help” book, this was a product of several sermons I gave as the “Rev. MYN” (Yes, I actually am an ordained minister believe it or not). I’d rather think of it as a book on how to channel your best work no matter what you do. I’ve often had people asking me about how to get motivated creatively, so I decided to put it all in an easy-to-digest ebook. I’m working on a follow-up to “Go Forth” which will be made up of those original Rev. MYN sermons. Look for it soon.
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden continues to sell regularly. It’s been at the top or near top of the TERRORISM list since it’s release in May. It’s a short book and a very concise telling of how we got Bin Laden. Part detective story, part tech thriller and part Bruckheimer action blowout. I’m proud to say that this was the VERY FIRST book on Bin Laden’s death published anywhere in the world and has sold many, many thousands of copies across the globe. Though the popularity of the topic has waned a bit, it was such a major historic event that I feel it will continue to sell copies every day for a very long time… and no, at this time I have no plans on writing a book about how Ghadaffi was killed… but only because I don’t think the last chapter of that story has been told yet.
For me, publishing is a long tail business and Where’s My F*cking Latte taught me that firsthand. This is a book that first came out in paperback in 2007, then for the Kindle in 2008 and then by 2009, started inching up the Kindle bestseller list for TELEVISION. For the most part it has sat at #1 on that list for the last 3 months. Just lately, it’s crawled up to the top of the MOVIES bestseller list as well. I’m happy to say that, at least for the moment, it’s #1 on both lists. I’m even outselling Roger Ebert’s book! Not bad for an indie.
In actuality, Where’s My F*cking Latte is on 3 different Amazon bestseller lists: Kindle bestsellers for Movies and Television and Amazon’s overall bestseller list for all books (ebooks and print) for Television (currently #6)
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden is also on 3 different Amazon bestseller lists: Kindle books for Terrorism, Middle East and also for all books on Afghanistan (Yes, there’s a list for that! LOL)
So that’s SEVEN, count ‘em 7, bestseller lists that these three books currently sit on. Books that I don’t really actively promote much, if at all. Am I stoked? Hell yes!
Bottom line. eBooks are seeds that, once planted, can grow into mighty oaks. It may take weeks, months or even years… but once that book is out there, it can continue to pick up an audience for a very long time.