Kin Platt Message Board
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.
Steve McCormick posts on 1/13/2013 2:54:49 PM
No problem Chris, I have actually been talking to Seth S. about this on facebook.
Chris Platt posts on 1/11/2013 12:44:43 AM
Many thanks, Andy. I have heard back from that publisher, and she has asked me to send her a hard copy, of which I have only a few left, for her to read. I also sent her your note posted here about scanning the book and Tesseract, asking if she can use that output, but she hasn't answered me on that. If she can work with it, I will contact you as you describe, and ask you to send the file to me, and we will go from there. Thanks again. Oh, yes, and for the record, because I got it wrong the other night, Steve McCormick was the one who suggested I contact this publisher. My sincere apologies, Steve.
Andy Valencia posts on 1/10/2013 7:44:17 PM
Happy to help! If you google around for "contact Andy Valencia" you can get in touch with me directly and I can make a copy of the scanned text available for your review.
It'd be an honor to help in my little way with keeping your father's work available.
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