I actually really LIKE this case. But I suspect there is a problem with it and I feel it only fair to point this out to the manufacturer and consumers. I'm not saying that it's an absolute certainty, but there are indications that the side pocket on the inside left cover of the item contributes to the cracking of the Kindle screen under slight pressure.
Here's what we observed. When my husband and I bought our Kindles, we each got one of these covers and were delighted with them...nice leather, well built, did the job of protecting the Kindle. BUT, each of our Kindles suffered a cracked screen, which made them unusable. I was thinking that Amazon was using a very fragile screen material and that was the cause. It's not like we stepped on them...they each got just a slight bit of pressure and Blammo! When mine cracked recently, I asked to see my husband's broken one. They had nearly identical cracks in the same exact locations. That got me thinking. I placed the pocket on the left side over the cracked screen, and there it was...an uneven coverage of the screen. Where the thick, stitched pocket leather border ends is right in the center horizontal area of the screen. It's my supposition that this uneven coverage...half the screen has the leather pocket leather and half does not...which creates just the right amount of uneven leverage to allow even a slight amount of pressure to crack the screen.
My recommendation is that you do without the pocket. I took a hard cutting surface, put it under the pocket flap, and using a new X-acto blade, sliced the leather off about 1/8" away from the stitching. I then put a drop of jeweler's glue on the cut ends of the stitching so it won't unravel, and let that dry before using it again. I didn't really use the pocket anyway, so I don't miss it. I feel a lot more confident about the safety of my new Kindle.