SMS UNovel Creator Joe Johnson
WHAT IS AN SMS LIVE UNOVEL?
SMS UNovels were created in 2017. Seeking to build on Japan's cell phone novel phenomenon of the early 2000s, SMS experimented with live authors communicating to readers in real-time. In 2019, after a year and a half in beta-testing, SMS Novel was launched to provide the world's first-ever live interactive novel platform for both authors and readers. And in November of 2019, SMS introduced "Live-Read", the first ever on-demand live reading library.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Imagine being the main character of a novel being written in real-time? Or consider reading a story with family and friends, with each person interacting within the story? Or how about ditching the television for an on demand live reading of a book via Facetime with a live author who knows your name? With SMS UNovel, all of these are possible. You select the story, get connected with a published author or storyteller, and interact with the story live. And because our stories are communicated in realtime, they can be translated into almost any language. Reading has evolved. Join the fun!
PUBLIC DOMAIN WORKS NOW AVAILABLE!
SMS now offers Live-Read for books in the public domain. Select any classic or modern book and connect to an SMS Storyteller via video chat for a dramatic reading and short discussion! Enjoy unlimited human interaction over classical literary works. See more information here.