Kin Platt Message Board
Jeff posts on 3/31/2008 1:42:42 PM
Another email sent!
Chris Platt posts on 3/27/2008 8:37:53 AM
Jeff, you still around? Waiting for you to get in touch if you're still interested in Sinbad.
Chris Platt posts on 3/20/2008 10:28:05 PM
No, I did not. The company name is Westside-Eastside, so send to that, at RCN dotcom. Or post your email address here (Don't want to be too obvious with mine)
Jeff posts on 3/20/2008 10:13:01 PM
I sent you an Email. Did you get it?
Chris Platt posts on 3/19/2008 9:29:07 AM
Hi Jeff, thanks for writing in. Don't think your previous posts made it. I would love to discuss optioning Sinbad and Me with you. Pls get to me at the following, westside dash eastside at RCN dotcom, and we'll take it from there.
Jeff posts on 3/18/2008 11:40:57 PM
I am posting this again as I don't know if my other post made it to the board.
I have been searching high and low for information on optioning "Sinbad and Me" to make into a movie.
I am by no means a major Hollywood player, but I am in the business. I have been a fan of your fathers since I first read "Sinbad and Me" back in the early 70's. Infact I still have my original first addition hardback from 1966.
I have been wanting to make "Sinbad and Me" into a movie since the day I read it way back when. I am 43 now and I think it's time.
Let me know what your thoughts are on this.
Thanks and God Bless!
Chris Platt posts on 1/28/2008 12:14:23 AM
Hi Kathy. Nice to hear from you. The schedule for republishing the Steve Forester/Sinbad books -- The Blue Man, Sinbad and Me, Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't, and The Ghost of Hellsfire Street -- probably depends on how well the next Kin Platt book does. A Mystery For Thoreau, a historical novel, is being published posthumously by Farrar, Straus Giroux, later this year. If it does well, that publisher may wish to begin republishing the Steve/Sinbad books, which would hopefully come out at roughly on-year intervals. So, The Blue Man, prequel to the Sinbad trilogy, could be published by, say, mid-2009, with Sinbad and Me to follow in 2010, etc.
If A Mystery For Thoreau does poorly, the family may decide to publish the books on our own, keeping to a similar schedule.
Kathy posts on 1/27/2008 3:48:20 PM
What is the status of the reprinting of "Sinbad and Me" and the other Steve Forester books? Thanks!
Chris Platt posts on 1/9/2008 8:04:56 PM
Hi Randy, and thanks for visiting. Yes, Sinbad was definitely a landmark in many kids' lives back then.It sure was in mine, and not just because my father had modelled (loosely) Steve and Sinbad on me and my dog Romeo.It was among the best books he ever wrote for kids -- at least until his book A Mystery for Thoreau, a historical novel that will be published posthumously later this year. If that flies, we may be able to republish Sinbad more easily because -- as you say -- there is a demand for it, and we've seen those eBay prices, too. I hope we can get you a (relatively) inexpensive copy before too long.
Randy posts on 1/8/2008 9:22:36 PM
I have been looking for Sinbad and Me for the last few years. The price the paperback commands is unbelievable. It is so high I just can't rationalize buying it. I prowl used bookstores hoping to find one hiding in the stacks.
The thing that amazes me the most though, is the passion in the comments on various book sites when I query Sinbad and Me. I thought I was the only one. I read the book in elementary school and am now 45 years old. This book has stayed with me all these years. In fact, as this is being typed I am looking at one of my two bulldogs. My fondness for the breed is directly a result of the book.
Hats off to your father and his work.
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