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Coinkydink is an independent publishing company solely dedicated to publishing and distributing the gripping and thrilling novels of David Bickford, the former Director to the British Security Intelligence Services more commonly known as MI5 & MI6.

Bickford’s novels explore the covert world of Katya and the G8 Intelligence Agencies, who operate in a world full of corruption, blackmail, extortion, and murder.

With a series of five novels and breakaway books, Coinkydink invites readers to experience the intricate and complex world of espionage, where every move can mean life or death and every decision can change the fate of nations.

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A part of the Pretzel Films Group, Coinkydink has access to its fantastic marketing agency talent, design and strategy consultants, journalists, and podcasters and an extensive network of social media influencers who use their knowledge and skills to create engaging content that will showcase the work.

We understand that having a ‘well known’ publisher is akin to receiving a professional stamp of approval, but Coinkydink was born out of the end of monoculture and the beginning of a new age of worldbuilding.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide David with the tools he needs to reach his target audience and maximise his potential. 

We hope, in sharing this journey and its potential growth that we can expand our authors. We believe that everyone has a unique story to tell, and we are dedicated to providing a platform for these stories to be shared with the world.

Coinkydink, above all else,  values creativity, diversity, and inclusivity, and we are future committed to publishing works from authors of all backgrounds and perspectives. 


David Bickford is a British Author and former Under Secretary of State and Legal Director to the British Intelligence Agencies, MI5 & MI6. His second novel ‘Katya’ is due for release in July 2023.

David spent his working life diving into the cold murky seas of terrorism, espionage and organised crime, protecting our freedom for over 25 years.H e is now a bestselling author.

At the forefront of the battle against international terrorism he was among the first to predict its onslaught.

David is recognised, both in the Agencies where he was awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath for his work and in the business he now runs, for his groundbreaking solutions to defeat the terrorists and international organised criminals who threaten us.

David married his wife, Cary, in 1965 with whom they have three sons.

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