Kin Platt Message Board
Chris Platt posts on 11/22/2010 2:00:46 PM
Hi Tim, Thanks for your post. Yes, we have looked into the possibility of self-publishing Sinbad, and many other Kin Platt books ourselves, since we do have the rights. The problem is that few publishers want to publish using the (yellowing!) pages of a book itself -- they want either the whole thing in some word-processing software on-disk, or at least as a freestanding manuscript. We also were looking into publishing SInbad as an audiobook or even an iPad APP, but we are waiting to hear back from the publisher of the latter, who seems in no hurry. Thanks!
Tim posts on 11/22/2010 1:02:11 PM
Hi All, My comments are similar to everone else. I read the book in 1971 while in the 5th grade; and loved it. Chris is there any chance you can self publish? I can't imagine buying less than 10 copies myself. I presume you own the rights to your father's work? Food for thought.
Barbara Foster posts on 11/19/2010 1:06:16 PM
Thanks, Jason. For some reason I thought it wasn't a Defoe, but it sure makes sense.
Leigh posts on 10/15/2010 3:49:44 PM
It would be wonderful to see Sinbad and Me in any format possible. I would love to share the story with my two sons. The book is unavailable in our library system and buying a used copy is out of the question ($90 and up!)
chris platt posts on 9/28/2010 8:33:08 PM
Hi Jason, and thanks for the reply. I will pass this on to the woman who had the question. Please keep watching this message bard, because I hope to have really cool news in the near future.
Jason Bordeaux posts on 9/28/2010 5:49:18 PM
Hey - 30-years is a long time, but I believe Captain Billy was killed by the Defoe who designed the Jonah's Jaws. Great memories of a great book!
Chris Platt posts on 8/30/2010 12:22:43 AM
No, he never shared that revelation with me, but he DID watch hockey, and modern hockey masks started being used widely in the 1960s -- all NHL goalies used them by the early 70s, when the first Hitman book came out. That might be the source of his inspiration.
PB210 posts on 8/29/2010 9:03:31 PM
Kin Platt wrote the Hitman series as Kirby Carr in the 1970's. Did he ever explain where he found the idea of having the Hitman wear a hockey mask?
Tracey Miller posts on 8/25/2010 12:51:23 PM
I've been wanting to read "SInbad and Me" for some time now and I'd buy an e-reader just to do so!!
Cynthia P posts on 8/22/2010 6:36:09 PM
THAT ROCKS that you are considering producing the old books as ebooks! So glad to hear it! I really think it is worth doing!
Honestly, my old paperback copy is so battered after all these years, I read it very infrequently now and haven't for a number of years. I've been hoping for some kind of reprint before it falls apart entirely. So I don't remember who killed Captain Billy.
But it's been on my mind to read it again and when I do, will try to remember to come back here and post.
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