June 2015 | Nate Pedersen

Kickstarter Campaign Features Waterproof Editions of Classics

If you've ever dropped a book in your bathtub, this new Kickstarter campaign is for you.

Jasper Jansen hopes to create waterproof books made out of synthetic paper. He will publish waterproof editions of classics such as Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and W. B. Yeats. Jansen hopes to encourage readers to engage with the classics in a stress-free, relaxing setting, without the usual worries about dropping your paperback, or worse, your eReader, in the tub.

Of course, the water-resistant books will be just as useful in other settings, such as an afternoon by the sea, or a canoe trip down the river.

Jansen will start by producing four books in waterproof bindings and paper: Short Stories by Mark Twain, Selected Poetry by W. B. Yeats, Macbeth by Shakespeare, and The Art of War by Sun Zi. Collectors out there might want to support the campaign just to acquire an unusual edition for their collection.

At time of writing, Jansen has raised almost 1/3 of his goal with 27 days left in the campaign.