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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • Finally! Free at ALL major ebook stores. After almost two weeks of wrangling with Amazon, they finally found the problem with their systems. The new ImmerseOrDie Anthology is now listed for free in all regions. Hooray! So there’s nothing to hold you back. You can get it for the cost of a single click, at Kindle, Kobo, Apple, or Nook. You’re going to love it.
  • Anatomy of a Book Cover Designing book covers is an exercise in optimization. There are so many different needs to be served, and they can sometimes be in opposition to each other. Does it accurately convey the genre? Does it plant the germ of a story in the reader’s mind? Will it appeal to exactly the kinds of people who ...
  • The Best-of-2015 Collection from ImmerseOrDie Countless best-of-the-year book reviews will tell you what titles they liked in 2015, but at ImmerseOrDie, our year-end roundup goes all the way to eleven. We’re not just going to tell you about them—we’ve actually put together a deal that will let you own them. And at a crazy price, too. No, really. We’re just ...
  • 51 things that break reader immersion, with examples The ImmerseOrDie Report began in June of 2014, and since then, I’ve put 204 books to my simple test. Every morning, I get on my treadmill, open a new indie book, and start walking. If the book can hold my attention for the duration of my 40 minute stroll, it survives and I write a ...
  • ImmerseOrDie: What’s Next? As I mentioned last week, I took a few days off to ruminate about where things should go from here. There were a number of issues beginning to chafe at me, and this was my chance to give them serious consideration without the daily distraction of having to get another report done. Thanks for your ...