Out of Print, famous for producing t-shirts and tote bags for our literary senses is introducing dynamic book cover designs for ebook readers. This new project by Out of Print was funded by Kickstarter which triggered an ultimate applause from bibliophiles and project backers. Todd Lawton from Out of Print told with enthusiasm, “We couldn’t have dreamed a better reaction by the Kickstarter community.”
The Kickstarters and other eBook communities contributed to the pledges immensely, leaving behind the beginning goal of $15,000. There are a few days left to collect the pledges and up until now a large number of backers have responded to the project, three times more than it was estimated at first.
For kicking off the project, covers for iPad, Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 are planned for initial production. Lawton said: “We are currently in the process of planning our initial productions run and getting everything in place based on the Kickstarter campaign. Once the campaign ends on 8/18, we will contact everyone who preordered a cover to find out which style each customer wants. After the style requests have been made we expect the first delivery to take place around the middle of September for iPad and Kindle Fire. The Nexus 7 will be available a little later (October).”
The names of covers which will be available at the launch are:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L. Frank Baum
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The project starters also said that: “Each hardcover case features original book cover art licensed by Out of Print, printed on book fabric that will naturally wear and look better the more you use it. Inside our case, your eBook device is well-protected with a form-fitting cradle (designed by an MIT mechanical engineer) with design elements that allow for easy access to all important buttons and ports.”
The cases are going to look like real book covers and the material used for their production include book board and book cloth which are going to be assembled by hand. The cradles will be made of rubber and recycled materials. With a final finish for durability, the project will be completed in US for production. The covers are specifically designed to fold back with a lipped edge and cradle to hold the ebook reader safely. For those who want to see the photos of covers and get information about this project, the Kickstarters web page is a place to browse valuable information.
Wondering what to give ebook reader lovers for their next birthday? Out of Print just brought on a new option.