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Kola
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:37 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi all,

I miss you so much.

First up-----I was wrong about Amazon.Com

Please realize that it never occurred to me that my books could be SOLD OUT....before release date.

Which is what actually happened.

Amazon shipped the first 250 that were sent (the ones I had accused them of sitting on, not shipping)....and did it by first order, first served basis. They had NO STOCK on opening day.

The N.Y. Public Library System, for instance--had ordered 70 copies....and the "Shrine of the Black Madonna" Bookstore in DETROIT had ordered 100 copies.

At this moment, 500 copies have been sent to Amazon and should arrive today and Tuesday---and "Diary" has gone into a SECOND PRINTING in less than a week of release (the first printing was only 5,000 copies--which is TINY by industry standards).

It's never happened to one of my books before...so all this time that I was bitching...it just never occurred to me that the books were SOLD OUT. I accused everyone of "not shipping" my books to the fans!

By February 28th, this should all be straightened out.

There are AUTOGRAPHED copies that were sent to Troy Johnson at this site that will soon be available.

And for people in Los Angeles---you can get AUTOGRAPHED copies at Dr. Rosie Milligan's store, "EXPRESS YOURSELF BOOKS" on Manchester Blvd. (Crystal please tell your friends).

At this moment she has 30 copies.

______________

Tonight, I'm on Paula Edwards's radio show "Intimate with Paula Edwards" at 10 pm
online at http://www.artistfirst.com/


Tomorrow morning---Feb. 6th---I'm on my good friend Keidi's radio show on LIB RADIO, also
online:

http://www.libradio.com/

Tuesday February 7th - -8 AM (PST), 9 AM (EST) Sudanese-born Kola Boof is among the most controversial and lyrical writers of our generation. Her new biography Diary of a Lost Girl chronicles one of the most amazing lives imaginable.

REGULAR RADIO

Wedn./Feb. 8th---Philadelphia---WURD 1500 AM "Morning Show" 7-10

Sunday Feb. 12th--Los Angeles--"Firpo Carr Show"-- 2 pm to 5 pm (because we like to dance and flirt, with his beautiful wife's permission, I'm on for the whole 3 hours)....AirAmerica AM 1150.

Monday, Feb. 13th--Buffalo--"The Message" with Pat Freeman---WUFO 1080-AM

Thursday, Feb. 16th--Washington, D.C.--"The Joe Madison Show" WOL radio. I'm on for the last hour 9 am to 10.

I have a lot pending.


*I've done interviews with two major national magazines, but I can't talk about it until I get word that they are actually going to print the articles.

Magazines often interview/photograph you (for instance PEOPLE did a big spread on me in 2002 when The New York Times and New York Post did, but never rant it)...and then the Editor prints those stories that the Public is most interested in. Unfortunately, I'm not well liked by "White Mainstream" media or the public....and accordingly, they don't want to give a platform to my philosophy and ideals.

But if a story runs, I will BURST JOYFULLY to tell you about it.




The book itself is TRULY POWERFUL.

The response I am getting--mostly from White readers in New York City---is phenomenal.

The contents of the book are not really about my affair with Osama Bin Laden...but overwhelming is about the reality of black people and being black and female in this world.

And it's a love story...showing a Black man (Thomas)rescuiing and healing a black woman.






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Kola
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:39 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Note:

The N.Y. Public Library System, for instance--had ordered 70 copies....and the "Shrine of the Black Madonna" Bookstore in DETROIT had ordered 100 copies.


Those copies were ordered directly from BAKER AND TAYLOR, the parent company, which made it impossible to get new books to AMAZON right away.

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Tonya
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 02:27 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"'Diary' has gone into a SECOND PRINTING in less than a week of release."

Congratulations, Kola. We miss you too and we're sooo happy for you!
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Kola
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 04:04 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Tonya!!

I see you been holding down though girl.

LOL!!! :-)


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Mzuri
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 04:41 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ms. Kola - Congratulations on your success! I'm going to try my best to get an autographed copy for myself.
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Kola
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 05:14 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you Mzuri. :-)

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Roxie
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 07:14 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well that clears up MY confusion. :-)

Don't fell bad, thinking of the worst is almost natural for some people, not to mention a good drive for achievement.
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 08:10 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am so happy and SO VERY proud of you and your accomplishments Kola. I just received MY copy of your autobiography today from Amazon.com, and can't wait to read it!! CONGRATULATIONS girlfriend!!!
A second printing????!!!! I KNEW THEY WOULD LOVE YOU!!!!
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Zuriburi
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 09:16 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola or anyone, when I try to listen to the Kola Boof interview on libradio.com I am getting the other of the programs that are scheduled for 9am. Does her program come on later? I am on the EST. I have already registered onto the site.

Please help.
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Kola
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:03 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Zuri,

I'm about to do my interview right now....in 3 minutes.

Kola

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Kola
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:03 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it will be 11:06 am when I'm on the air with Keidi and Jamaal.

Kola.

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Zuriburi
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:32 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Kola, Great show, I caught the last half.
Those guys really love you.

If what they said about Kanye West and Pamela Anderson is really true, I (in all honesty)
will really start suspecting that celebs like Kanye are the target of some sort of
mind altering program which makes them fall for white women.
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Tonya
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:52 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You know I have a bone to pick with you. Dontchu Kola?
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Tonya
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 04:06 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes!!!

IT ARRIVED!!!!

...Now I must lock myself in a room... and devour it page by page....

See you guys when I see you...

Yipeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kola_boof
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 07:31 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tonya, I'm so glad you got the book!

Can't wait to hear your observations.

And yes....I know that I was totally wrong (it appears) about Kanye West.

We pledge our faith in them and they let us down.

ALWAYS.


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Kola_boof
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 07:33 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For as far as I can see, our race will always be on the bottom.

Because we really aren't "equal". Or even in the running.









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Roxie
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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 07:32 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have a REALLY long way to go, but we can't give up.

We JUST can't. :-(
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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 10:11 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sister KOLA!! I listened your interview this morning on WURD Morning Show in Philadelphia!

You are the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haters hate but you handled your business. Great interview, Queen.

I'm ordering your new book.



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