Nick Pendrell was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where he went to the same school as William Shakespeare (although a few centuries after Shakespeare had already left).
In the late-eighties, he came to prominence in the UK video industry, responsible for creating the marketing campaigns for such blockbusters as Terminator 2, Basic Instinct and Dances With Wolves.
Always having suffered with wanderlust, he moved to Prague in 1991 where he formed two successful companies, including a magazine publishing company, which he later sold in order to concentrate on his new great interest - the area of internet marketing.
After experimenting with writing and publishing ebooks in 2001 he moved to Latvia in 2004 as marketing consultant for several different internet companies.
In 2007, he published his first book - 'Propertastic's Complete Guide to Hurghada Property and Egypt's Red Sea Real Estate' after seeing the potential of the property market
In 2011, he returned to writing, starting work on the 'Internet Marketing Bible' series of books, empowering local businesses with the tools to harness the promotional power of the internet in order to market themselves in a cost-effective manner. The first title in the series, 'Internet Marketing Bible for Accountants' was published on 3 January 2012.
In mid-2012, he returned to writing on the subject of international real estate with the publication of 'Pattaya Property and Thailand's Real Estate', published in July 2012.
In addition to books, Nick regularly writes articles for a diverse selection of international professional magazines ranging from 'Computer & Video Games' through several international real estate magazines to 'Accounting Practice' magazine, where he writes a regular column on internet marketing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England - a small town which is famous for just one thing. - the birthplace of Shakespeare. In fact I went to the same school as him. As a result, English was a very important subject and I can thank the school for enabling me to write in a way that is both error free in terms of grammar and spelling (although spellcheck can also take a lot of the credit!). My birthplace also helped my writing by being quite boring, which led to my constant moving from continent to continent, which has definitely made me more 'worldly-wise'.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a hobby in the Nineties. I soon discovered that I don't have the imagination for fiction though. My first book actually came out as a complete accident. I was planning on writing a long blog entry for my website about investing in international property and got a little carried away - ending up with 25,000 words. This was picked up by a niche publisher and received some good feedback, which motivated me to write more.
Geschrieben für Investoren sowie jene, die sich für ein Feriendomizil oder gar für ein neues Zuhause in Pattaya, Thailand, interessieren, ist dieses Buch eine leicht verständliche Lektüre, in der annähernd 50 Wohnanlagen beschrieben werden und den Leser durch den kompletten Prozess der Auswahl, des Kaufs, bis hin zur rechtlichen Eigentumsregistrierung einer Immobilie führt.
*2013 Edition - Fully Revised and Updated as of April 2013*
Written for both investors and those looking for a holiday home or permanent residence in the Pattaya, Thailand, the book is written in a light and easy-to-read style, covers nearly 50 developments and guides the reader through the entire process of purchasing real estate in the city through until the legal registration of the property.
Written specifically for accountants and CPAs, the Internet Marketing Bible for Accountants provides a step-by-step guide for accounting firms to harness the power of the internet and social media to market their practices effectively and at very little cost compared to traditional advertising methods. This comprehensive, but easy-to-read book is written for those with only basic computer skills.