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I Have Created a Creative Cover for the Kindle

I am so proud of what I’ve done, it’s hard to stop smiling. You might think that I’m a fool, but I don’t care. I think that I’ve been so creative and I’ve created a cover for my Kindle, and that’s why I can’t stop smiling. I have written posts about how to find free kindle books, I’ve written a short story for the Kindle, the name of the story is fuzzy, and I use my Kindle every single day.

this is how my Kindle looks

I wanted a cover to protect my Kindle, because I carry it with me all the time. I have been searching Google to find some nice covers and I have found some interesting Kindle covers at Amazon too, but after I finished writing in one of my Moleskin notebooks, I got a brilliant idea.

my Moleskin notebook

I believe that it’s the Moleskine Classic Large Notebook (5 x 8.25). But don’t take my word for it. What I did was to rip out every single page out of the notebook. Look how thin my notebook is now.

rip all pages from Moleskin notebook

I got the idea when I looked at theΒ rear expandable inner pocket. I thought that it would be perfect for my Kindle.

the rear inner expandable pocket inside Moleskin

And I was right. The size was perfect. And now, I can carry my Moleskin notebook with me everywhere with the Kindle inside.

my kindle is inside my Moleskin notebook

I believe that this is the perfect Kindle cover for a writer, don’t you think? And, I didn’t throw away a single page. It’s all saved in my “archive”.



26 responses to “I Have Created a Creative Cover for the Kindle”

  1. Adrienne says:

    It looks like it works perfectly fine Jens and not too bad looking either.

    You’re sounding like me. Use what works that you have at home before running off and buying something you aren’t that thrilled with after all.

    Great job! You’re a pretty smart guy!

    ~Adrienne

    • I almost bought a cover at Amazon, but when I discovered that my Moleskin would be perfect, well, you should have seen my smile πŸ™‚

      I need to save money at the moment, so it was a great thing that I could use something I had already bought.

      Thanks a lot for your comment Adrienne.

  2. Hi Jens,

    It looks like you attacked that Moleskin, but good going πŸ˜‰

    I should write a post with pics about my homemade standup desk. Basically a chair on top of a table … it works fine for me … πŸ˜‰

    You’re a busy guy. Every time I come here the place looks different. Looking good though!

    • Yes, I did attack it and the Moleskin is rather old too (but that’s not excuse) πŸ™‚

      I’d love to read and watch pictures of your homemade standup desk. I am always looking for some creative solutions that I can try myself, and your desk might be something for my office πŸ™‚

      I am still trying to get everything I do online to be part of my new business, and that’s why I keep testing and adjusting. Now, it’s time to work on my Norwegian blog πŸ™‚

  3. Carolyn says:

    Hi Jens, Brilliant! I love how you think creatively and use what works well. If my daughter were in your household, she would dress up that moleskin cover with stickers or paint. She has yet to embrace simplicity as a style option.

    Thanks for sharing this, Jens!

    • That’s the same with my daughter. That’s why I have kept it hidden from her πŸ™‚

      It works great for me, and now I can carry my Kindle with me everywhere without thinking of scratches. I’m currently reading about Siri and I have added nicknames to my contacts. It works great. Thank you so much for your tips. Siri is awesome!

  4. erwin says:

    I love these tips where I can store it safely and simultaneously hide it perfectly among the books.

  5. Sergio Felix says:

    The last time I was in the USA I visited a Wal-Mart store just before crossing the borderline back to Mexico and I saw plenty of Kindle covers there.

    Even though I grabbed a few that looked sturdy enough and said they were made for Kindle Touch (my model) I thought they were too small and didn’t want to risk buying it and not fitting my Kindle so I didn’t get any.

    Your solution as a carrying device looks good, just make sure it doesn’t goes out flying!

    I had dropped my Kindle a few times on the floor when I fall asleep while reading, not happy about that so I definitely need to get a cover for mine.

    Sergio

    PS. Great job on the blog revamp! Is that your final logo? Looks great too.

    • It works great as a carrying device, but not for reading when you fall asleep. I have done that a lot as well, but I’ve been lucky so far. The Kindle usually just falls down and lands in the bed πŸ™‚

      Thanks a lot for your compliment about the blog revamp. This is not my final logo. I’ll get the new one tomorrow. I hope you’ll like it.

    • I have just uploaded the new logo. Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

      • Sergio Felix says:

        I’m far (actually very far away) from a logo design expert but I believe the logo looks pretty cool Jens.

        It kind of resembles books, graphs (or stats) so it’s about knowledge and/or data.

        That’s what I get from it and I think it fits quite well but maybe you should get more feedback from the rest of your readers. πŸ˜‰

  6. Bill Dorman says:

    Did you use a hand model for this shoot? The only reason I ask is because that sure looks like finger nail polish to me; but then again, you are a professional, right?

    My wife has taken over our Kindle because it is faster and more efficient than her laptop….:).

    • I thought about using a hand model (my daughter) for the job, but I remembered that she can’t stand still. So, I did it myself πŸ™‚

      You should buy one for yourself too. The Kindle is awesome πŸ™‚

  7. Tim Bonner says:

    Hey Jens

    That’s very inventive. You’ve probably never heard of Blue Peter (UK kid’s programme) but you would definitely win a Blue Peter badge for that inventiveness! Although there’s no sticky back plastic in sight.

    The website’s looking great by the way.

    Tim

  8. impressive creativity..i also have kindle i will also make cover using this way for its protection

  9. Nina Corales says:

    What a clever idea! haha! But are sure that the expandable pocket would not tear?

  10. Elaine Salt says:

    And that is what we call creativity and resourcefulness! I love the idea. People should learn how to recycle and reuse their old stuff to a more useful one.

  11. Remy Santos says:

    I love these tips! It gives me new idea on how to keep notes and restore them. It is also making useful of the available resources and it enhances one’s creativity. I love the idea and its new outlook. It sounds interesting, I’ll try it to myself.

  12. Leny Turns says:

    This is imagination and creativity. This is a good idea in making the most of the resources available. This is another way of protecting your stuffs. Thanks!

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