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Old 04-25-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Kindle Cover - Styling & Functional

It has been said that confession cleanses the soul. I admit to being a book junkie. I have accepted that my chances for recovery are slim considering I spend far too much time in either waiting on airplanes, riding on airplanes, and not sleeping well in hotels all compounded with my English degree. I not only anticipated the Kindle to be my "fix" but reduce my baggage weight by
10 lbs, less a few extra books. I found the Kindle itself a nearly perfect reading device with the exception of the giant next page key and the fact that it just didn't feel like a book, thus my quest to erase this bad karma.

I placed an earlier post on my quest for the perfect cover. I made scores of prototypes with each one better than the previous, karma improving to the level of just a few bad vibes. A few adjustments, a strategically placed velcro strip, improved clip, small adjustment to the binding etc...Nirvana

Not unlike the feeling I had when I found a first edition leather bound copy of Gone with the Wind, it just feels right. It's sturdy, light, has a nice texture and the Kindle dosn't fall out. I can hold it on either side with my fingers a safe distance from that big key.

I didn't realize, without my wife's astute eye, that I had made all my covers quite gender specific with khaki, tractors and camouflage so I made a slight fashion adjustment with a plaid version.

It appears true that practice makes perfect and I've gotten quite the hang of making Kindle covers. I may try my hand at selling a few but have no clue what to ask for a handcrafted cover. I'm thinking in the forty dollar range that would include the $5.95 priority mail. I would appreciate any feedback to let me know if this is reasonable or if I'm way off base.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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That price is right in line with what other aftermarket covers cost. I have a couple questions:

How much do they weigh?
Is the right side of the reader secured in any way?
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Also, how rigid is the cover. Is it covered plastic or cardboard? How many fabrics do you have? Can someone send you their own fabric?
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