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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • ImmerseOrDie Index Super-chargerImmerseOrDie Index Super-charger
    The IOD index page is now super-charged. With over 300 posted reviews, finding the ones you’re looking for was getting a bit dense. But that’s all changed now.
  • Finally! Free at ALL major ebook stores.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 CoverAnatomy 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 ImmerseOrDieThe 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 examples51 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 ...