Norristown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2014 -- The world's largest internet-only comic book store is giving away up to $500,000 in free comic books over the next 15 months, in the largest free comic book giveaway in history, according to Jim Drucker, the company's CEO.
The giveaway celebrates NewKadia's 15th anniversary online. Ten people each day will be selected at random each day. Every day, two have a chance to win a $150 NewKadia gift card and eight can win a $100 NewKadia Gift card. The giveaway runs from December 25, 2014 through March 31, 2016.
No purchase is necessary and instructions on claiming a prize and entry instructions are available at http://www.NewKadia.com/Win
Winners can use their Gift Card like cash to purchase any of the over 650,000 comic books from NewKadia.com
"Superhero movies have reignited interest in comics and traffic to NewKadia.com verifies that," said Drucker. According to Google, NewKadia's website has 108,963 different pages featuring nearly every comic book title ever published, making it the largest comic book store in the world.
"Avoiding costs of rent for a retail location, retail displays, clerks, cashiers, and liability insurance lowers our costs substantially," said Drucker. He estimates that a brick and mortar store with NewKadia's 650,000 comic book inventory would spend $1 million annually on those items. Drucker continued, "That's why giving away up to $500,000 in gift cards is relatively inexpensive since it encourages tens of thousands of people to visit NewKadia daily. More visitors means more people buying comic books online."
Based outside of Philadelphia, in Norristown, PA, NewKadia began operations on January 1, 2000. Among stores with no brick and mortar outlet, NewKadia is the longest continuously operating online comic book store.
In 2013, over 1.6 million shoppers visited NewKadia.com. Inventory includes over 625,000 comic books and trade paperbacks, representing nearly every comic book title ever published.
The store's best selling title is "Amazing Spider-Man comic books" and it has topped the store's monthly best seller list in 178 of the 180 months NewKadia has been open for business.