New Chapter Opens In Online Success Story

Written on January 13th, 2011 by Adam in Reviews, Interviews & Mentions

Figures Prove Online Author Adam’s Got Loads Of Readers

by Ruth Aiken

An award-winning author is celebrating after notching up more than 25,000 downloads of his e-books.

Adam Maxwell, from Newbiggin, specialises in short stories and so-called flash fiction.

The four e-books he has produced so far have been downloaded worldwide by thousands of readers.

The 34-year-old has been selling stories online since 2007, beginning with a podcast featuring readings of his fiction put out through iTunes and his own website.

He went on to win a prize for best podcast at the 2008 North East Digital Awards run by regional development agency One North East.

Adam, also a web designer, said: “I started writing stories when I was at Sunderland University, although I didn’t really start to take them seriously until 2000.

“I completed a master’s degree in creative writing at Northumbria University in 2003, then things really began  to happen for me.”

“I got a lot of my work published on websites and in printed magazines, and in 2006 my first collection of stories, called Dial M For Monkey, was published as a paperback.”

Adam followed Dial M for Monkey with another collection of short stories, then two instalments of The Defective Detective, a comedy about a narcoleptic detective which he aims to build into an ongoing series of novellas.

Like Dial M for Monkey, The Defective Detective is also available in paperback.

Adam’s latest project Chills, Kills and Snowflakes, a Christmas-themed horror series featuring four chilling Yuletide stories, shifted more than 300 copies in the hours after being launched last week.

The book can be donwloaded via Adam’s website www.adammaxwell.com

Originally published in the printed version of the News Post Leader