Robin Sharma’s “Cinderella Story”
A former lawyer, Robin Sharma quit his job and self-published his first book at a Kinko's copy shop (his mother edited
it). He stored 2000 copies in his kitchen, and gave them to family, friends, and colleagues.
His second book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was also originally
self-published, until he was discovered in a bookstore by former HarperCollins president Ed Carson.
The book, and the series that followed, have now become one of the world's most successful publishing franchises.