Kin Platt Message Board
Chris Platt posts on 7/26/2012 1:13:13 PM
Karl, a friend of mine is a Three Investigators fanatic, and has a website devoted to it that you may enjoy. It is the name of the series plus the word books and the usual ending. We hope someday to get the Sinbad Trilogy republished, preferably in print, but maybe eBooks will be the only way to make that happen.
Karl posts on 7/24/2012 3:16:23 PM
Thanks Chris. I had read it once before that is why I was a bit reluctant to purchase the kindle version. There are actually some used book stores selling that one for less than a dollar in paperback form.
Glad to hear you are hear talking about your Dad's work. I thought Sinbdad and Me was excellent. Too bad I don't have a copy of that one.
I believe I do have two of your Dad's books under his Nick West pen name. For some reason there is not much discussion about your Dad's work in Three Investigator Series but I remember enjoying them and my kids did so years later. I thought he would have been perfect to replace Robert Arthur. The Coughing Dragon had some of that humorous touch that Arthur had in his ten books that separated that series from the Hardy Boys. I think the Three Investigators would still be going strong today had your Dad stayed with that series.
Chris Platt posts on 7/21/2012 12:09:38 PM
Hi Karl, Sorry you missed the free copy of the Kin Platt book offered recently. According to the publisher of Prologue Books, they offer a free copy of a different author practically every week. But they have a lot of authors besides my father, and have not offered more than one free title per author per year since they started doing this. But, really, the price they charge for these eBooks is pretty cheap. Less than $4, at a time when most newsstand magazines and weekend newspapers can cost more than that. And realize that a current hardcopy of one of his books would easily run $25 or more. Most readers we have heard from consider Kin Platt books a great value, even if they had to pay a premium for them, even as wornout hard copies bought online. Bet you will, too.
Karl posts on 7/18/2012 6:14:49 PM
Will his books be free on Kindle again? I am disappointed I missed the free download of The Screwball King Murder. I probably would have picked up one or two of the others as well.
Chris Platt posts on 6/25/2012 12:19:34 PM
Hi Cynthia, so glad you are enjoying the Kin Platt eBooks. Your source is correct: I checked with our publisher, Prologue Books, and was told these promotions do last for just a week, and are done to expose more potential readers to the entire list of titles available for a given author -- in this case, my father. Someday, we hope to find an eBook publisher willing to take on the Steve Forrester books, The Blue Man and the three Sinbad books.
Cynthia posts on 6/24/2012 9:22:43 PM
Someone on the MobileRead forums seemed to think the book, The Screwball King Murder, would probably be free for about a week.
A hopefully temporary hitch was reported on the Amazon pricing, but it is expected to get fixed.
I had no trouble getting the free book from Barnes & Noble today.
Cynthia posts on 6/24/2012 2:25:52 PM
I bought "The Princess Stakes Murder" not long ago and read and enjoyed it! Anyway, today I found out that "The Screwball King Murder" is available free in both the Kindle and Nook stores, for anyone wanting the ebook. It may not be free for long, so if you want to get it, I'd do it today, 6/24/2012.
Cynthia posts on 6/2/2012 10:32:28 PM
I was thrilled to see some of the mysteries in e-book form in the Barnes & Noble store, I ordered one just the other night from my Andoid phone. Already downloaded. Price was very reasonable at under $4, so I was willing to take a chance, even though my only experience is with the Steve Forrester series. Would love to see those come to e-book form, my eyes are getting to old to easily read print books.
Anyway, the new Kin Platt mystery is next on my reading list!
Chris Platt posts on 6/2/2012 2:17:17 AM
Hi Jeff, welcome to the Kin Platt Board. The copyrights for Sinbad and Me, as well as for virtually all other books by Kin Platt, are held by his family ... that is, by myself, his son, and my cousin, his favorite niece. Nobody would be happier than us if we could only find a publisher (preferably paper, but even eBook) who would bring this title to a new generation of readers. But so far, in more than eight years, there have been no takers. We are not yet interested in going the self-publishing route, but perhaps someday we might.
Jeff Scott posts on 6/2/2012 1:13:46 AM
I've been trying to find out who has the copyrights to the Kin Platt Book, Sinbad and Me. I loved the book as a kid, and have been trying to find a copy for years now. (just can't quite justify paying over $100 for it) I can't believe there's no publisher out there that wouldn't put this unique gem of a book back in circulation. I'd gladly do the scanning and editing to prep the book for use as an E-reader myself if it meant that kids, (young and no longer young) could have this to read again. I'd pay $20 for a paperback copy or $30 for a hardback and would buy several. Please make it available again if you can... :-)
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