The Iliad bag that comes with the Iliad (optional)
A leather bound journal size 6x8 inch (available in many styles at Barnes & Noble)
A knife (or scissors)
Epoxy (if using the Iliad bag)
Duct tape (optional)
Step 1: Removing the Pages
Step 2: Insert the Plastic (optional)
Using a knife or strong scissors, begin to take a small sliver off of the plastic plate from a long edge that is about 3/4 inch wide. Then take another small sliver off of a short edge that is about 1/2 inch tall. This will ensure that the plastic plate won't stick out of the leather or keep the case from closing tightly.
Apply an epoxy or another strong glue to the back of the plastic plate and place on the inside flap of the leather. To let the glue set, replace the paper and close the case. Set something heavy on top of the case.
Step 3: The End
The end result of this DIY project is a snug fitting case that protects you Iliad, and looks decent.
The odd shaped upper right corner of the Iliad sticks out of the case slightly (but unless you are a huge perfectionist like myself, it won't be noticeable).
If you are worried about the Iliad slipping out of the case, then add some velcro strips to the back.