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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
Chris Platt posts on 9/18/2014 6:28:23 AM
Sinbad and Me Progress Report: Page Publishing has completed transcribing the text from an olde copy of the hardcover book, and I am now about one-third of the way through proofreading what they've typed, to eliminate as many errors as I can before they typeset the manuscript for publishing. Another week or so and we move on to the next step!
Steve McCormick posts on 9/7/2014 6:45:11 PM
Hello Chris, sorry I have not been on sooner to celebrate your wonderful news. I would like to order at least three hardcovers, maybe an additional to contest away on facebook page, otherwise I'll be paper-backing it.
Thanks for your kind wedding congrats and taking the time to write me.
Lets get this thing moving! Steve and Sinbad need to live on!
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