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Melanie posts on 2/5/2011 8:31:11 PM I'm reading our battered copy of Sinbad and Me to 2 of my 7 children this evening. It was my copy when I was a child and has no front or back cover. It can't hold on much longer. The kids told me we needed a new copy. I looked online, and the cheapest book I found was $75.00. Help, a book this great has GOT to be reprinted.
Dan posts on 2/2/2011 5:39:48 PM Chris, After four or five years of trying to find a copy of Sinbad and Me for a reasonable price, I finally purchased one last week for just over $20. We had a battered edition with the Charles Geer cover in our bookcase back in the early 70's. I'm reading it again and enjoying it very much. I would buy a new copy if it were self published.
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 Hi PB, 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?
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