Out Of Print, a company who are well known for their book cover T-Shirts and similar items are hoping to start making ereader covers using real covers of out of print classic books.
My good friend Michael Evans who owns the Mac blog (http://www.macfilos.com/) pointed me at this topic, for which my thanks.
To this end they have set up a Kickstart campaign to get the necessary funding to achieve this idea (Link to their Kickstart page below), which if you like this idea you can join in and support this idea with money.. real money!
The idea is to have these hardcovers for ereaders made by one of the oldest bookbinders in the USA, so they are really correctly made and solid covers, and will thus obviously really protect your ereader from the bumps and scratches of life, but also look and feel exactly like a real book.
As they describe it in their pitch:
Made by the oldest bookbinder in the U.S., our cases are the first to look, feel and wear like an actual book. Each hardcover case features original book cover art, printed on book fabric that has been treated to withstand daily wear and tear. Because it is made like a book, it will look better the more you use it.
Inside our case, your eBook device is well-protected with a form-fitting cradle with design elements that allow for easy access to all important buttons and ports.
A simple but good idea it seems to me, and one worth supporting too.
As you can see from their photos, these covers are colourful, well made and solid, and look tremendous I think.
To begin with they are planing to produce covers for iPads 2 and 3, Kindle Fires and hope to start shipping these covers in September. I am not sure if they will extend the range to accept other ereaders if this pilot succeeds, but I really do hope that we will shortly be able to buy these covers for our Sonys, Kobos and other ereaders, would be good.
Link to their website: http://outofprintclothing.com/ebook-cases/
Link to their Kickstart page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/
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