The first delivery of 30 of the finest SMS Text News Annuals are due to arrive shortly.
The Annual is a review of selected posts, comments and pictures from across last year’s archive and is compiled in date order. You can flick through rantings, pictures, opinion and news features month by month. It’s rather strange seeing everything laid out like that because the market changes so quickly. For example, we’ve included a ‘this will change the industry’ style post that I made on the day of the Apple iPhone announcement. I’ve had a good lot of fun following the coverage across the year in this way. Quite refreshing.
When we started work on the Annual back in October, I reckoned we’d do 30 odd pages. But no. 166 pages later and we’re done!
I’ve published it because I wanted to have something physical to read through rather than switching on a web browser and dipping into the site’s virtual archive, it’s not quite the same has having something sat on the coffee table, is it?
I received quite a few email enquiries from readers interested in a copy — so in order to avoid inbox confusion, I’ve setup a simple Yahoo shop — you can easily pay by card or via PayPal. If you’d like a copy, the cost is US $50 each (plus shipping – the 5-7 day delivery option is the cheapest). You can order from www.smstextnewsshop.com.
If you’d like me to add a conspiratorial hand written message inside (as one reader suggested), just reply to the order confirmation email with your request. And I’ll include a free business card!
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