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Chris Platt posts on 2/24/2015 11:57:24 AM
Hi Michael, thanks for your interest. We have been trying to get the book republished for at least 12 years, and this is the route we have had to pursue. This Spring, Sinbad and Me will be available at all major book retailers in hardcover, paperback and or eBook versions. The distributor is a print on demand outfit, so the book may indeed end up eventually at a halfprice bookseller, if they order copies. I wanted to get the book into the two bigbox retailers I had mentioned earlier because that assures many sales.
Michael Ramsey posts on 2/23/2015 5:22:59 PM
I have been looking for this book for many years and would like to see it back in print.
Have you considered a different sales outlet. Maybe a secondary retailer like half price books would be interested in a unique offering like this,
Chris Platt posts on 2/1/2015 4:16:07 PM
Hey Steve, Great to hear from you. As I said, we are looking to get the book out this Spring. It's ready to go to print as soon as I give the word, but I am trying to nail down a couple of big retailers beforehand. If anyone knows or has an in with the bookbuyers at WalMart or Costco, please give me a holler.
steven kimble posts on 1/31/2015 11:13:01 PM
I don't use a computer often, but I did want to check back after Chris very generously provided me with the pleasure of being able to revisit his father's work after so many years.
Count me in as another admirer who would be very appreciative to be able to purchase copies of any new printings, either hardcover (preferred) or softcover.
Accolades, again, go out to Chris for all his great work.
Chris Platt posts on 1/29/2015 9:12:30 PM
Hi Pam, Thanks for your note. We expect to have the book ready to go in the next few months, and I will be sure to mention it here, and on the Kin Platt and the Sinbad and Me Facebook pages. I am not selling them and neither does the publisher, directly, anyway, but the book should be widely available at bookstores and I hope at the megaretailers, too.
Pam posts on 1/29/2015 6:48:35 PM
I messaged you way back in Nov of 2007. I was recently describing Sinbad and Me to another librarian friend, who interlibrary loaned it so she could read it.
I am so pleased to hear you are republishing! I would love to buy a couple copies.
Best wishes from Minnesota, Pam
Chris Platt posts on 1/7/2015 2:56:08 PM
We have finalized the design for the new cover of the new edition of Sinbad and Me. We've missed the holiday season while making everything perfect, so now we're looking to publish the book sometime in the Spring of 2015, as a hardcover, paperback, and/or eBook, so you can all add Sinbad to your Summer reading lists. If you'd like to see what the cover looks like, visit Kin Platt on Facebook.
Cynthia posts on 10/12/2014 6:38:20 PM
This is great news to hear! I'd be interested primarily in an ebook copy, aging eyes and all that, plus, very portable, but would also be interested in a hardcover.
Chris Platt posts on 10/11/2014 8:52:21 PM
Sinbad Update: Well, the editing and proofreading are complete! It was a long, hard slog to go through the newly keyboarded manuscript page-by-page, and to make sure Kin Platt's treasured words were faithfully reproduced for this new printing. There are too many fans like you out there, and we don't want to disappoint you. So, no anomalies, all anachronisms are in-place, and, finally, America once again can look forward to reading about a teenage hero who doesn't speak with a British accent, who doesn't resort to foul language or violence, and still manages to come out ahead.
Now, we are reviewing the formatting of the book's pages and typefaces, a much-easier task than the proofreading phase. After that, we'll be working on the provocative new cover, designed by the world-famous author and designer, Leonard Everett Fisher. Leonard designed the cover for The Blue Man, Kin Platt's first book, so it seemed fitting to ask him to design the covers for the Sinbad works as well.
Steve McCormick posts on 9/18/2014 7:51:13 PM
Great news Chris! Keep it up
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