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Nov 22nd 2018click here to download - rich text format (42 kB)
AUTHOR?S EAVESDROPPING THRILLS AUDIO BOOK GIANT

Nov 22nd 2018. Evesham, UK ? author Ian Coates announces that Audible, the audio-book publishing giant, has selected the actor Simon Darwen to narrate an unabridged audio version of Ian Coates? thriller Eavesdrop.

Simon Darwen is best known for parts in TV series such as Silent Witness, The Bletchley Circle, and Call The Midwife, as well as various stage performances, voice-overs, and many book narrations.

Eavesdrop is a novel that combines the worlds of smuggling, technology and espionage. The author draws on his experience from a career designing high-tech electronics to bring authenticity to a story in which smuggling and industrial espionage leave Customs Investigator James Winter?s career in tatters.  Who arranged his dismissal, and what?s their link to Middle East Assassins? The audio book is just over 8.5 hours long.

Audible has set a release date for the audio book of November 29th 2018, and it is available to pre-order now from audible.co.uk or Amazon at 14.99.

Eavesdrop was originally published in paperback and e-book by the American company Assent Publishing. The author has nearly completed work on a second thriller, The Rival, but says this time he would prefer to find a literary agent first, rather than dealing directly with a publisher.

More information can be found at his website,
www.iancoatesthrillers.co.uk.

The author can be reached at
info@iancoatesthrillers.co.uk or on +44 750 2198291, and is available for interviews and articles. A full media pack can be downloaded from www.iancoatesauthor.co.uk.

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Nov 15th 2018
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AUTHOR?S ILLICIT COMPETITION ENTRY THRILLS AUDIO PUBLISHER
Nov 15th 2018. Evesham, UK ? Local author Ian Coates announces the signing of a contract with audio book giant Audible for the production of an audio version of his thriller Eavesdrop, a novel that combines the worlds of smuggling, technology and espionage. He draws on his experience from a career designing high-tech electronics to bring authenticity to a story in which smuggling and industrial espionage leave Customs Investigator James Winter?s career in tatters.  Who arranged his dismissal, and what?s their link to Middle East Assassins?

The thriller was first published by the American publisher Assent Publishing in paperback and e-book formats, but Ian had always longed to hear an audio version. His attention was therefore caught earlier this year when Audible launched a Crime Fiction New Writing Grant competition. Although the title suggested his entry would be disqualified, the terms and conditions were less specific so he dared to submit a copy of Eavesdrop with a covering explanation. A few months later, they emailed back to say his book did not qualify for the competition because of its earlier publication, but that the judges had been so impressed by the thriller that they wanted to offer a contract anyway.

Ian had listened to audio books since a child, when his parents played story cassettes to him on long car journeys, and he has loved that format ever since. ?This is a dream come true,? he admitted. ?I can?t wait to hear a professional narrator bring my book to life.? It is expected to be available later this year.

The author has nearly completed work on a second thriller, The Rival, but says this time he wants to find a literary agent first, rather than dealing directly with a publisher.

The author can be reached at
info@iancoatesthrillers.co.uk or on +44 750 2198291, and is available for articles and interviews. A full media pack can be downloaded from www.iancoatesauthor.co.uk.
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Dec 10th 2015click here to download - rich text format (47 kB)
THRILLER WRITER INSPIRED BY BASILDON COUNCIL INITIATIVE

Dec 10th 2014 Aylesbury, Bucks  author Ian Coates, born and schooled near Basildon, England, announced today that his debut thriller is to be released on Jan 20th by Bad Day Books, an imprint of U.S. publisher Assent Publishing. It will be available in paperback from on-line and high street bookshops as well as in e-book formats.

Ian;s journey to publication started 35 years ago when he won the Writer of the Year Competition run by Basildon council. It's that trophy, which he has kept prominently on his desk ever since, that encouraged him to complete a full length adult novel. The thriller was written largely in moments grabbed during business trips on planes and in airport lounges.

In Eavesdrop, smuggling and industrial sabotage leave Customs Investigator James Winter's career in tatters. Who arranged his dismissal, and what's their link to Middle East Assassins?

Ian has worked in the high tech electronics industry since graduation, and it was his experience in that field that gave him the inspiration for his thriller.

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Dec 1st 2015click here to download - rich text format (46 kB)
LOCAL AUTHOR THRILLS AMERICAN PUBLISHER

December 1st 2014.  Aylesbury, UK - Aylesbury-based author Ian Coates announces that he has been signed by U.S. publisher Assent Publishing for his debut thriller, Eavesdrop.  "It is never easy to break into the massive American market, so being contracted by a U.S publisher is a fantastic first step for my writing career," Ian said.  

Ian has wanted to write a novel since the age of eight.  He won a county-wide writing competition when he was fourteen, and in recent years was twice short-listed in international novel-writing competitions.  "It's so exciting to see my lifelong ambition finally coming to fruition after all these years," Ian said. 

The author's experience from a career designing radio equipment inspired him to write a tale in which smuggling, industrial sabotage, and high-tech spies leave customs investigator James Winter's career in tatters.  Who arranged his dismissal, and what?s their link to Middle East assassins?

Assent Publishing intends to release Eavesdrop under its suspense and thriller imprint, Bad Day Books, early next year. It will be available in paperback and e-book formats in the U.K. as well as America.

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