Thanks you both for your input and suggestions. I finally used the super strength in my fingers to bend it to my will. For some reason it wanted to fold back at an angle, so I forced the spine to crease down the center and after a day in that position, it's behaving itself.
BTW, I received the clear Vizu skin today and it fits on my Kindle inside the M-Edge cover. Now I have the option to the stand on the Vizu when I'm out at lunch.