Best of all, eChat™ is 100% passive and requires that the customer “opt-in” before they send or receive chat requests. This ensures user privacy and prevents unwelcome intrusions on the reading process. This feature is part of the Ereading.com® Reading Time initiative, and is designed to ensure reading is just that–a quiet period to “get away from it all” inside the world of a book!
For customers who choose to use eChat™, using the system is easy, simple, and fun. Through an easily-accessible menu in PocketReader™, our mobile app for iOS and Android, or through a desktop MyShelf™ or MyComicBook™ account™, the customer is able to easily turn on eChat™. The customer can then enter the eChat™ portal, giving them instant access to live chat rooms related to books, authors, and reading as well as Instant Messaging with friends and family.
eChat™ will work with all PC and Macintosh browsers. Optional eChat™ functionality is an integral part of the MyShelf™ and MyComicBox™ customer control panel and library management systems on Ereading.com® and launchwords.com™.