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Written on December 30th, 2010 by Adam in Reviews, Interviews & Mentions

Adam’s eBook is a bestseller

An author from Wearside has proved a big hitter with 21st century bookworms.

Adam Maxwell, from Hetton, but now living in Northumberland, is celevrating after downloads of his eBooks exceeded 25,000 copies in the past year.]The 34-year-old said: “It’s brilliant to have so much interest in my work. I’ve now produced four eBooks and while the downloads have come predominantly in the UK and USA, people have been downloading them worldwide.”

Adam, who runs his own web design business called Superhighwaymen, specialises in short stories and flash fiction which are stories of about 1,000 words.

He added: “I started writing stories when I was at Sunderland University although I didn’t really start to take it seriously until 2000. I completed a masters degree at Northumbria University in 2003 and 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.”

Seeing an opportunity to market his stories on the internet, Adam started a podcast in 2007 featuring him reading his stories and put it out through iTunes and his own website.

Soon afterwards he won the 2008 “Best Podcast” award at the North East Digital Awards.

Building on the existing interest in his work, in November 2009 Adam put Dial M For Monkey on the website Feedbooks. Since then the collection has been downloaded more than 11,000 times.

The book can be downloaded via his website

Originally appeared in the print edition of the Sunderland Echo :