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Chris Platt posts on 5/16/2013 12:58:29 AM
Really? Why do you say that about yourself? Are you on the right message board?
Chris Platt posts on 4/1/2013 11:29:37 PM
Hi Andy, Thanks, but the publisher has already taken care of the scanning with their own versions of scanning and publishing software. We are now in the process of trying to prove the Kin Platt estate has the rights to publish the book before we proceed. We have determined that the rights must have reverted before 1991, but the paper trail is extremely difficult to follow. Keep the faith.
Andy Valencia posts on 4/1/2013 10:16:30 PM
How are things going? My offer still stands to scan in a copy of the hardbound version of your father's novel, if that'll help things moving forward. Let me know!
p.s. It'd be sort of cool to compare what was changed between the paperback and the original!
Chris Platt posts on 3/7/2013 4:28:15 PM
No, Karl, you are right -- he only wrote those two. He wrote three Sinbad books, young adult titles about a bulldog and his boy, Steve.
Karl posts on 3/6/2013 10:12:21 PM
I thought your Dad only wrote two Three Investigator Books, Coughing Dragon and Nervous Lion. Was there a third?
Sue Duskoff posts on 2/18/2013 1:59:52 PM
This is wonderful news. A whole new generation will love this book. Congratulations
Chris Platt posts on 2/13/2013 10:50:47 AM
Wonderful News, Sinbad fans. Purple House Press, whose website says, Bringing back the Finest in children's books, wants to republish Sinbad and Me. We are going over some final details now, but the plan is to have the hardcover version published by this Fall, selling for $18.95. There will also be an eBook version. We, and you all, owe thanks to Steve McCormick, who conspired with Seth Smolinske to put us together with Purple House Press.
Kathy Wendolkowski posts on 2/13/2013 10:20:30 AM
I finally broke down and bought a paperback copy and was thinking about typing it into Word and sending that to Mr. Platt. This is, of course, a long term plan - 6 months or so.
James Lyon posts on 2/13/2013 9:42:02 AM
Please, please, please find a way to republish Sinbad and Me. I am over 50 and an author myself, and that book had a huge influence on me in my formative years. If you can't find a publisher, why not take an electronic version of the text and put it on Createspace or Lulu and self-publish. I'm certain there is sufficient pent-up demand that major publishers would quickly take note of the sales figures and make you a credible offer. After all, it is a classic.
Chris Platt posts on 1/13/2013 3:02:39 PM
What a cool, small world. Seth is great, and has referred a lot of fans my way, even though his obsession seems to be with the Three Investigators books, of which Kin Platt wrote just three, under the group pen name. He posted all the other info on my father early on, and it has been very helpful to fans and family alike. If you ever need or want my email address, you can get it from him. Please say Hi for me. Thanks again for the lead.
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