A few months before we put out Rex I got in touch with the guys at HeavyInk.com. They’re a new online store aiming to become the Amazon of the comic book industry.
I had read the interview with Heavy Ink head honcho, Travis Corcoran last April at Comics Reporter and really liked what he had to say. I figured we’re a new publisher and they’re a new store. Let’s try to make something happen.
When Rex was finally published in May so I sent Travis a copy. By the summer Heavy Ink was carrying a healthy supply of the graphic novel in their inventory.
I’m still new on their system but on top of the online store they have a full blown social network, forum and RSS feeds for every comic series which you can subscribe to.
I think the main selling point to consumers is the 20% off every item that they carry and the free shipping. There’s A LOT of people who don’t live close to a comic store that this will appeal to.
I’ll revisit this later in the year after I’ve had a chance to explore their system in further deal.
In the meantime you can now buy Danijel Zezelj’s Rex at Heavy Ink.