Rockstand, one of India’s largest ebook and e-magazine applications, has announced the launch of the country’s first social reading network, Rock Connect. This will serve as a meeting ground for readers and authors where they can discuss issues pertaining to books they have read or are reading. The application will be simple to use in that it’s much like the other social networking sites such as Google+ or Facebook that we are already familiar with.
Users who are already registered with Rockstand can get started with the feature right away. They can create and maintain their own profiles at Rock Connect and can also invite friends to join their list and so on. Friends’ profiles will be visible to each other and will be allow users to catch up with what either of them is reading or the books they have purchased. Users will also be able to alter their visibility status as per their preferences, besides having the ability to rate a particular ebook or e-magazine or write a review of it.
“A year back when we launched Rockstand we knew that we were going to herald a new chapter in the history of eBooks in India. Our aim from very beginning was to bring difference in Digital reading habits of people and Rock Connect will further strengthen this aim as well as save our environment in the process. This feature will connect us with our readers and create a knowledge exchange platform. The advantage of Rock Connect is that you can keep a track on what latest happening in eBook space,” revealed Mr. Rishi Mohan Jha while introducing the company’s latest initiative. Mr. Rishi Mohan Jha heads the Rockstand Digital Pvt. Limited venture.
All of it is still in the beta stage though, and the final version is expected to be launched in a few weeks’ time. Meanwhile, the company also took the occasion to announce their tie-up with several publishing houses, which will further add to their already comprehensive collection of ebooks and e-magazines.
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