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We're republishing some of the most popular classic books with an updated modern look and feel.
We're republishing some of the most popular classic books with an updated modern look and feel.
341 backers pledged $30,330 to help bring this project to life.

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Rock Paper Books - A Modern Collection of Classic Books

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The Concept

The concept for this project came about when David was looking for a nice set of classic paperbacks. Unfortunately, reprints of classic books are dominated by large companies that pump out cheap paperback versions with bland covers. The limited options available led him to start this project. Your pledge will help us do justice to these classics by giving them a new, modern look.

The Covers

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

Stretch Goals

For every $1,500 pledged above our goal, we will unlock one additional book and make it available as a backer reward.

As stretch goals continue to be reached books will be unlocked in the following order:

  • The Three Musketeers
  • Peter Pan
  • Beowulf
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Illiad
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Les Miserables
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn
  • The Secret Garden
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Jane Eyre
  • Tarzan of the Apes
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • War and Peace
  • White Fang
  • Anna Karenina
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Great Expectations

Concept Sketches of Unlocked Books

Please note that all text errors or omissions will be corrected in the final products. These are concept sketches.

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft
The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula - Bram Stoker

The Books

The books will be printed in trade paperback size measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches with perfect bound spines. The covers are matte to give them a great aesthetic look and feel substantial to the touch.

Designed for easy reading, the pages are cream colored and feature a rich dark black text in Georgia font.

All of our backers, at every level, will get digital copies of all the books in .epub format.

The Posters

The posters feature the front cover of each book and are printed on 12pt uncoated stock paper measuring 11 by 17 inches.

The Team

David - Developer
David is responsible for the website and interacting with third party companies for printing and shipping. Possessing an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Louisiana State University, he also handles the business finances.

Patrick - Editor
Patrick covers all the responsibilities of an editor: page layout, text formatting, and content. As editor-in-chief of an academic journal at American University, he has experience delivering professional content in paperback form. He also assists with general business activities.

Mike - Artist
Mike illustrates all of the book covers and creates the art related files needed for printing. Watch a time lapse of Mike illustrating the cover for The Invisible Man:

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Important message for backers in the European Union

We have identified a possible copyright issue that applies to delivering H.G. Wells works to the European Union. We will likely not be able to resolve this issue before the end of the campaign period. If we are unable to find a solution before shipping, we will provide EU backers with some options: choose from our other thirteen books or posters in place of H.G. Wells books or ship them to a different address not located in the EU. We will keep all our backers updated with our progress on the issue and thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please send a message and we will respond as soon as we can.

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Risks and challenges

Risks that could delay our estimated shipping times include delays from the printer and/or additional time needed to create cover art for books unlocked through stretch goals. We have already done most of the hard work with the first 5 books. We have our process streamlined and don't see any major obstacles going forward.

We will keep our backers updated in the event of any delays or unforeseen issues.

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    INTERNATIONAL OPTION - Choose any combination of five books or posters. You can choose from the completed covers and those unlocked through stretch goals. You may add $12 for each additional book or poster beyond the first five.

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    Choose any combination of ten books or posters. You can choose from the completed covers and those unlocked through stretch goals. You may add $10 for each additional book or poster beyond the first ten.

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    Get one book and poster of every book in the set including all those unlocked through stretch goals. All posters will be signed by the artist. Also get a Rock Paper t-shirt and poster.

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    LAST CHANCE - Get one book and poster of every book in the set including all those unlocked through stretch goals. All posters will be signed by the artist. Also get a Rock Paper t-shirt and poster. Ships anywhere in the world.

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    Unlock any book not unlocked through stretch goals. Get one book and poster of every book. All posters will be signed by the artist. Also get a Rock Paper t-shirt and poster.

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Funding period

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