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Thread started 12/14/17 10:35am

langebleu

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New book about Prince by Marylou Badeaux Part 2

The first thread announcing Marylou's book, 'Moments - Remembering Prince' here:

http://prince.org/msg/7/447998

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So here is part 2 for comments, reviews and more.

(Link to her facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/mlbadeaux )

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Reply #1 posted 12/15/17 3:44pm

bluefish

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My interview with Marylou:

http://www.blogtalkradio....-interview

‎PRINCE: 1958 - infinity
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Reply #2 posted 12/17/17 1:13pm

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hmph! There are lots of books out now. what fool is gonna buy all of them.

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #3 posted 12/17/17 1:15pm

ThatWhiteDude

So, I ordered it thru Barnes and Noble and now I read that some people had problems with the delivery. I really hope that it's not a common problem with them. Anyways, I'm really looking forward to her book smile

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."
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Reply #4 posted 12/18/17 10:36am

laytonian

Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

hmph! There are lots of books out now. what fool is gonna buy all of them.




Call me fool.
No one book paints the picture.
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Reply #5 posted 12/19/17 3:59pm

Finchy65

Hello Orgers

I caught up with Marylou for a cuppa yesterday and the problems with Amazon and Barnes and Noble continue... Being the lead up to Christmas, communication back to Marylou is woeful and she is trying every conceivable thing to make sure the book is available for purchase. PLEASE be patient, as you will get your book.

Many thanks

Michael

New book about Prince by Marylou Badeaux. Simply amazing!

Hello Orgers

I'm pleased to announce that my dear friend, Marylou Badeaux, will soon be releasing a new book 'Moments - Remembering Prince'. Some of you would have heard of Marylou, who has the unbelievable history of working directly with Prince for over 20 years...

I have been a close friend of Marlyou's for years (we catch up regularly for coffee/chats) and the stories I have heard regarding her time with Prince are truly amazing. I have been one of the priveliged few who have read the final book (and gave feedback on), and I can assure everyone here that once you start reading it, you won't want to put it down!


For those of you that don't know me, I was the 'Australian Connection' for Eileen Murton's wonderful 'Controversy' magazine, well before the internet. I have also been a 'lurker' on here for years, often on a daily basis 😀

In the meantime, below is a link to the newly set-up Facebook page, which will keep you informed about this amazing soon-to-be-released book:


https://www.facebook.com/mlbadeaux

Cheers - Michael

Former 'Australian Connection' for Eileen Murton's Controversy Magazine. Massive fan of Prince's music since 1981, collector since 1983....
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Reply #6 posted 12/20/17 4:11pm

andrewm7

I just ordered the book and I’m looking forward to it a lot. biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 12/20/17 4:53pm

mlbmemories

Here's the latest from the book that REALLY WANTS to reach all of you but can't seem to get there .....

I had a long talk with Ingram, my distributor, trying to get to the bottom of what has (really hasn't) been going on.

Along with Christmas craziness, it appears I inadvertently created an issue when I made a very small change to the back cover AFTER it had appeared on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Because that change put a hold on the book (as I mentioned in one of my MANY other posts), the algorithms the retailers use to "pick" which books to carry, indicated there might be issues with the book.

Long story even longer .... the retailers often put those books (especially from unknown authors) on a sort of "hold" for 4-6 weeks to see if more changes come in.

Confused yet? How could they leave me standing, lonely in a world with no book?

It may not rectify itself for a little while longer. Until that happens, I won't pursue any coverage in "general" press, etc.

Only the FAM can be so understanding and not totally give up on me. And I REALLY DO appreciate all of you for that! I will NOT give up (what, and have Prince haunt me forever?) until this is fixed and the book is properly available.

Meanwhile, I hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday season and a blessed 2018.
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Reply #8 posted 12/23/17 9:52am

stlmuziqlvr

Amazon has cancelled my order again...email is dated/stamped 12/23 at 1:30 am. Paperback is listed as available in 1-2 days.

I'm not trying to bother you, Marylou but I doubt that you get any information from Amazon as to how they are handling your book/orders. I worked in publishing so I fully understand how stressful these issues can be for authors...combine that with the arrival of the holidays and you have quite a lot on your plate.

Keep your spirits up and try to stay positive...this too shall pass. smile

Good Luck and Have a Blessed Holiday! pray

mlbmemories said:

Here's the latest from the book that REALLY WANTS to reach all of you but can't seem to get there .....

I had a long talk with Ingram, my distributor, trying to get to the bottom of what has (really hasn't) been going on.

Along with Christmas craziness, it appears I inadvertently created an issue when I made a very small change to the back cover AFTER it had appeared on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Because that change put a hold on the book (as I mentioned in one of my MANY other posts), the algorithms the retailers use to "pick" which books to carry, indicated there might be issues with the book.

Long story even longer .... the retailers often put those books (especially from unknown authors) on a sort of "hold" for 4-6 weeks to see if more changes come in.

Confused yet? How could they leave me standing, lonely in a world with no book?

It may not rectify itself for a little while longer. Until that happens, I won't pursue any coverage in "general" press, etc.

Only the FAM can be so understanding and not totally give up on me. And I REALLY DO appreciate all of you for that! I will NOT give up (what, and have Prince haunt me forever?) until this is fixed and the book is properly available.

Meanwhile, I hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday season and a blessed 2018.

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Reply #9 posted 12/23/17 6:57pm

mlbmemories

This is a notification I hate making….Today I learned that the silhouette image on the back cover of my book is actually copyrighted by photographer Afshin Shadhidi. I obtained the image from a website containing many images of all sorts, all marked “royalty-free”.

Unfortunately, I was mis-informed and Mr Shadhidi contacted me asking to remove the image. What does this mean? Well, ONCE AGAIN, I must submit changes to my distributor (which I will do today) and, ONCE AGAIN, the book will go on hold (“out of print”).

I am SO sorry for yet another delay. I can understand if you are getting completely frustrated! I promise to stay on the distributor to get an okay on the new cover (sans back image) asap.

The entire Prince FAM has been wonderful about the problems so far. Again, I have promised to keep you up-to-date and this is the latest.

Those who have autographed copies on order will be receiving an email from me.

Thank you again. Nothing Compares 2 all of U.
Meanwhile, a review of someone who got a book from the first batch:

On my current read, two words: Unpretentious & Downright ADORE~able!!! Ok, that’s three words but necessary under the circumstances. The cover art is gorgeous!!!💕💜💕Ms. Marylou Badeaux is an amazing story-teller, she draws a great picture for u and shares openly. Honestly grateful for her openness😌💜So many emotions, tears, and literal LOL moments here💜 Great gift for Fam💜if u’re still out shopping.

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Reply #11 posted 12/25/17 4:06pm

mlbmemories

Interesting!!!! Thanks for the link!

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Reply #12 posted 12/31/17 11:24pm

mlbmemories

Wishing everyone a truly GOLD 2018 Experience. Thanks for your support on my book. 7 5-star reviews and counting on Amazon and it is getting out there now.

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Reply #13 posted 01/01/18 6:45am

Dibblekins

Ordered it - and Duane's - a couple of days ago from Amazon UK - they should be here on Thursday. Am looking forward to putting the two accounts together to (hopefully) sum up to a really nice, holistic, view of our man P.

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Reply #14 posted 01/03/18 12:04am

Finchy65

Am so pleased that Marylou's book is finally getting outbto the fans, after a few unexpected setbacks. Also great to see that there have been some fantastic reviews already on Amazon, all 5 stars!

Caught up with Marylou an hour ago and she is so glad the fans have taken to the book so well, with praise coming from all corners of the globe.


Feel free to give your feedback on the book after you have read it, here in this post, including some of the (often hilarious) stories about Prince 😂


Well done, Marylou 👍
Former 'Australian Connection' for Eileen Murton's Controversy Magazine. Massive fan of Prince's music since 1981, collector since 1983....
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Reply #15 posted 01/06/18 6:26am

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The book arrived here last week!!!!!!1!!!!!1!!! biggrin

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