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  • 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 ...
  • 200 IOD postings—Time for a brief pause I totally missed it last week when we posted our 200th IOD report. But now that I have noticed, it seems a good time to pause and consider the next phase. How things have gone to date, how they could improve, etc. And I want to do this before the new influx of visitors come in ...
  • The IOD StoryBundle is now available At last the wait is over. The eight best books I’ve read so far on ImmerseOrDie, plus a new release from me, are available now, collected together for the low, low price of “whatever you want to pay.” Even if you already have some of them, this is your chance to pick up the rest in one ...
  • Breaking News: ImmerseOrDie doing a StoryBundle I’m hijacking the IOD report stream to share this exciting announcement with everyone. This has been brewing since last fall, but at last everything is in place and I can finally announce that on April 15, ImmerseOrDie will be partnering with the good folks at StoryBundle.com to offer an exclusively IOD-selected bundle of Fantasy and Science Fiction titles. Last year saw 114 contenders cross ...