HeavyInk.com Introduces HeavyInk Podcast Portal

New Podcast Landing Page Integrates Top Comics and Entertainment Podcasts into HeavyInk.com’s User Community and Online Store.

Arlington, MA, September 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- HeavyInk.Com, the rising comics retail and social networking site, announced today the launch of the HeavyInk Podcast Portal. The Podcast Portal will offer comics and entertainment podcasts their own exclusive home on HeavyInk, and will enable podcast hosts and producers to take better advantage of HeavyInk’s personalized user profiles to promote their work and share opinions with their listeners.

The debut podcast taking advantage of the HeavyInk Podcast Portal is The Watchtower Podcast. Focusing on all facets of the comic book industry, The Watchtower Podcast handles all the important news with irreverent humor, stark opinion, and guests from artists to writers to Stormtroopers.

Podcasters who sign on with the HeavyInk Podcast Portal will be able to embed podcast players straight into their blog posts on the site, allowing users to listen to their shows straight from HeavyInk’s pages. The site’s blogging tools will enable podcasters to create relationships throughout the user community by blogging and participating at the HeavyInk forums. Podcasters can also join the HeavyInk Affiliate Army to earn commissions off sales made at HeavyInk through their own websites.

“Hosting the HeavyInk Podcast Portal seems like the perfect step forward in helping our users find the best comics and comics-related content anywhere,” said Travis Corcoran, founder and president of HeavyInk.com. “We couldn’t have chosen a better podcast to launch this project with. Our hope is that other comics podcasters will follow the lead of The Watchtower Podcast, and come share their work with the active HeavyInk user community.”

At HeavyInk.com, all purchases are 20% off retail price, and come with free shipping and no sales tax in 49 states, along with exceptional customer service. HeavyInk offers the most comprehensive, convenient comics subscription service on the web—cancel anytime, view an interactive listing of all subscriptions and upcoming issues, select variant covers—and the only graphic novel and trade paperback subscription service available anywhere. Customers can also depend on HeavyInk to deliver every item in their subscription, without fail, thanks to the site’s Triple Your Money Back guarantee—if HeavyInk fails to deliver on an item and it can’t be sent later, the customer will get triple their money back.

Users who participate in the HeavyInk community will find a full slate of interactive functionality—a Facebook-style user home page allows customers to write their own profile, update a blog, share subscriptions and reviews with others, and drop “blurbs” on each other’s pages. Every title and creator indexed on the site can be reviewed, and every review has a comments function, enabling an ongoing dialogue between fans throughout the site. A forum provides a common “lobby” where all users can gather together and share their opinions.

About HeavyInk.com
Based in Arlington, MA, HeavyInk.com is where comics and community meet, a leading-edge online comics retailer offering a full range of social networking features. HeavyInk president Travis Corcoran also launched and maintains SmartFlix.com, which offers the most expansive library of arts-and-crafts and how-to DVDs in the world.

Matt Springer