Acclaimed Author K. Martin Gardner Releases 4th Novel

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Winner of the 2002 San Diego Book Awards Publishes Special 10th Anniversary Edition

K. Martin Gardner, the award-winning author, has re-released his debut novel, “Rich Man’s Coffin” in a newly revised, 10th Anniversary Special Edition. Mr. Gardner has expertly edited his biographical novel, transforming it into a fast-paced format that is sure to thrill readers and critics alike. The publication of the new version, which revolves around its original story of an escaped American slave, has been carefully timed to coincide with black history month in February.

Kindle and iPad lead the way:
K. Martin Gardner, formerly published as Kenneth Gardner, has partnered with to bring his latest work to the world through cutting-edge publishing. A decade ago, avant-garde authors relied on print-on-demand to deliver their words to the masses. Today, Kindle and iPad are the market-dominant publishing platforms, preferred by authors in the know. Sales for Copperopolis, Gardner’s third novel previously released on Kindle, have been brisk. Copperopolis has met with warm reviews. Prices are typically lower for Digital Print books, making them more affordable and accessible to many more readers. For those readers who prefer print, hard copies of the original version are still available on

Rich Man’s Coffin is based on a true story:
Mr. Gardner originally poured countless hours of meticulous research into the historical background of the Legend of Black Jack White, leaving some critics to suggest the work was worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. As an American slave, the story’s hero escapes to New Zealand and becomes a whaler. Nothing can prepare the man for the incredible events that unfold in a foreign land inhabited by cannibals. The twists and turns of this page turner will leave the reader breathless.


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