There are two truths about reading:
Let’s face it, book lovers are forever persecuted by chatterboxes with one goal in mind: to ensure we don’t find out whodunit anytime soon. But because it’s generally seen as rude to yell something “#@*% off, I’m reading,” most readers shut their book and succumb to chitchat.
We proudly present to you the Go Away, I’m Reading! dust jackets–a series of custom covers that (politely) tell people what to do if they interrupt your reading.
The response to these jackets has been greater than we ever expected. Case in point: You can find us on GalleyCat, io9, the Daily What, Shelf Awareness, and Nerd Approved. Not to mention all over tumblr!
The original set is shown to the right, but because of the enthusiasm we added a Hunger Games set.
That brings the grand total to 14 FREE dust jackets for your consumption and enjoyment. Grab your favorites below, and may your future reading be peaceful and private!
Go Away, I’m Reading (Set #1)
Go away. I’m Reading.
Reading > Talking
Go Away, I’m Reading (Set #2)
Fiction > Reality
Shh. I’m in book mode.
Go Away, I’m Reading (Set #3)
Climbing Mount Doom, BRB
In Narnia, BRB
At Hogwarts, BRB
In Forks, Send Help
In the Arena, BRB
Follow these simple steps to print and cover your books:
1Download the cover PDFs.2Take the PDFs to your local FedEx or Staples and select paper. We suggest a matte cardstock–you could print on gloss finishes, but be prepared for light glares at certain angles–with a weight between 60 and 80 lbs. (Anything lighter and the page will be too thin; anything heavier and folding it around your book will be difficult.)3Print the dust jackets on tabloid paper (11×17 in).4Head home and crop the jackets accordingly. Scissors will do the trick, but an exacto blade and ruler will give you cleaner lines. (You can also have the store cut the printouts for you, but it will cost a little more. NOTE: The crop marks in the files indicate sizing for a traditional YA book and general fiction (usually taller)5Score your fold lines, and wrap up your books! (More info on the video tutorials tab.)6Read in perfect, silent bliss.
There are two ways you can go about covering your books:
Given the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, we’ve been thinking about releasing even more dust jackets, creating e-reader covers, and setting up an online store.
By answering a super-short (seriously) survey, you could help us decide whether this is a viable goal for us to pursue. You’ll find the survey here.
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Thanks for your support. Your excitement about books–and these dust jackets–makes us all sorts of happy.