American loneliness has been a growing problem for decades—with some estimating that 61 percent of adults in the United States feel it—and it’s only been made worse by the COVID-19 lockdown. These feelings of isolation and aloneness can play a detrimental role in the ability of people to maintain mental health and feelings of purpose and identity. 

It is the goal of SMS Novel to alleviate loneliness by the age-old art of storytelling. Unlike a paperback or e-book, SMS Novels are live stories that allow you to connect to a real person via text message or Zoom video. You can choose your own adventure and roleplay via text as the main character in the book, Kids See Ghosts. Or you can enjoy an on-demand live Zoom reading and of a classic book like Pride and Prejudice and have a discussion with the live reader. And SMS Novel also has a library of original paperbacks, e-books, and audiobooks from our own published authors.

It is our goal at SMS to help people re-think how we read and tell stories. And everything we do is designed to keep you connected to a community, one text at a time.


Let's Connect!

Text-Message Novels are a live-interactive way to enjoy a story. As a reader, you select your story and are connected to a live author to choose your own adventure via SMS text message.

Text Novels include fiction, non-fiction, educational, and mobile assistance.

Stories can last from 15 minutes to multiple hours. After your purchase, you can read immediately or schedule your time. When the story is done, receive a PDF or MP4 electronic copy.

Live Roleplay Text Novel
Live-Read Stories

Live-Read Stories allow readers to listen live to their favorite book with an on-demand reader or storyteller. Imagine having your own personal reader for your favorite book. Or if you enjoy improv, roleplay a story via Zoom or Video Chat!


Our health and wellness series allows you to connect with real and everyday people to enjoy your favorite TV show with, or to help provide encouragement, counsel, or just general conversation around various topics.

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Live Dramatic Readings of Classic Works
Enjoy a live-reading of SMS Novels.
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Live-Video Roleplay of SMS Novels
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On-Demand Book Study Partner
Live Zoom Games