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Sunday Express Newspaper Mentions Indie Author Ian Sutherland in Feature Story About How eBooks Have Changed Publishing

Last week, I attended London Book Fair for the second time. The first was two years ago before I’d finished writing my debut novel. Read More

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Launched Today! Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors by Ian H Sutherland

At last, today is April 14th which means my first non-fiction book is finally published. It’s called Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors: Twitter techniques to help you sell your book – in under 15 minutes a day!

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Attending A Book Group to Discuss My Debut Novel

Ian 3-1I was kindly invited to attend the Canada Life (UK) Book Group a few weeks ago. Formed three months ago, my debut was their third novel after Donna Tart’s The Goldfinch and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. The bar had indeed been set very high. Read More

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Just reviewed another excellent read – Invasion of Privacy by Ian Sutherland

A great 5★ review for Invasion of Privacy on Shirley Ford’s well regard book review blog! Nice to be in the same company as one of my favourite authors, Mark Billingham!

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Invasion of Privacy (A Brody Taylor Thriller, #1)Invasion of Privacy by Ian Sutherland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The novella – Social Engineer – introducing us to Brody Taylor was excellent, and this full-length novel has done its prequel justice. What an exciting story, I couldn’t put it down! It highlights computer hacking at its best and worst. Murders are being committed and the police are searching for connections. Meanwhile Brody has risen to the challenge to hack into a webcam web site. It is an ego trip for him; he is the best and has to prove it. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of the murder investigation and offers his assistance to DI Jenny Price. He is drawn both to her and to helping her solve the crimes and realises that it isn’t all about his ego. It is a complicated story with lots of technical detail, but explained in such a way…

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Why I’m Dropping out of Amazon KDP Select

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, INVASION OF PRIVACY, is now available on all major eBook retailers!

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Social Engineer by Ian Sutherland – a pleasure to review!

A great review of Social Engineer, thanks to Shirley Ford! I look forward to her review of Invasion of Privacy, which she’s now bought after getting hooked on Brody Taylor, the eponymous social engineer.

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Social Engineer (Deep Web Thriller, #0)Social Engineer by Ian Sutherland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I was flicking through a list of books to pay for and download I probably wouldn’t have chosen this book, but because I had been offered a free copy I read it and I am so glad I did, it was a really good story, had me hooked right from the beginning. The story is about Brody Taylor, a social engineer – or white hacker – a specialist in his field, employed by companies to check whether their systems are safe from ‘black’ hackers. Brody points out all the ways in which hackers can infiltrate the company’s computer systems, and then shows them how to make improvements and safeguard their information. The latest company employing his expertise is researching an Alzheimer’s prevention drug. It is about two years from being released and the company are using monkeys in…

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Acres of Ink: Book Review of Invasion of Privacy

IMG_3113_edit2Fantasy author K.F. Goodacre has written an in-depth review of Invasion of Privacy on her Acres of Ink website, awarding it 4 stars. Kim’s conclusion:

Verdict: Meticulously planned and expertly executed, this is a thriller for the modern age. Recommended reading!

Ian Sutherland’s debut thriller is an excellent example of the genre: a meticulously planned and produced novel with engaging characters, and the right amount of knuckle-whitening suspense.

You can read the full review here.

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Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors – Available for Pre-Order

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will have noticed that I’m incredibly active on the platform. That’s because I spend all my time Tweeting soundbites rather than writing the next book. It’s by far the world’s best procrastination tool. If Shakespeare’s Hamlet was alive today, I bet he would procrastinate publicly on Twitter rather than mope about Elsinore Castle. Go look at my Twitter profile (@iansuth) and you’ll see I’m on it 24/7.
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Audiobook Version of Invasion of Privacy Announced!

Yup, it’s true, an audiobook version of Invasion of Privacy by Ian Sutherland is in the works.

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When Fiction Becomes Reality: Cutting Edge Thriller Predicts Webcam Spying Hack

The timeline:

  1. On August 7th, 2014 my debut novel Invasion of Privacy was published. A fiction thriller with a plot centred around webcams being hacked into remotely and, unknown to the webcam owners, their day-to-day lives are streamed live on the web to dramatic ends.
  2. On September 20th, 2014, six weeks later, The Mail on Sunday published an expose of “How ‘home hackers’ spy on you and your children…with YOUR webcam: The shocking evidence that shows how private lives are snooped on and streamed live on web.
  3. (UPDATED 6th NOVEMBER: An article appears on Network World with more facts and details about the webcam website exposed by The Mail on Sunday: Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras thanks to default passwords)
  4. (UPDATED 19th NOVEMBER: Front page of Daily Mail: Russians spy on UK families via their webcams: Hackers use your computer to watch you at home then post photos online)
  5. (UPDATED 20th NOVEMBER: BBC News on tv and web: Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs and ZD Net: Got a webcam? You might want to pick a stronger password right about now)
  6. (UPDATED 21st NOVEMBER: The Times: Russian hackers put UK webcam footage live on internet)

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