Vault Comics is getting into the holiday season with a generous sales program for readers this year. The publisher is running a pay-what-you-want sale on a wide selection of digital comics in their online store. On top of that, 50% of all digital comics sales will be donated to one of three non-profits: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family Promise, or Room to Read. Buyers get to choose which of the three they want to send their portion to.
Vault CEO and Publisher, Damian Wassel explained:
“There are three seemingly unrelated problems that come up again and again in conversation at the Vault offices. First, there is the problem of how to make comics cheaper and easier to purchase. Second, the problem of how to do more good with the books we make at Vault. Third, how to address rampant comics piracy. The other day, we had a simple idea that seemed like it could help with all three problems: Sell digital copies of our books directly to our fans, with no account sign ups, and no fussy DRM. Offer them for whatever the customer wants to pay. And give half the money away. Anyone can afford them. Anyone can buy them, anywhere in the world. And every purchase does real good.
“The idea was so simple and so compelling we had to try it. So, we’re offering more than fifteen of our best books from now until the end of 2019 on a pay-what-you-want basis. We’ll donate half of every purchase to one of three selected non-profit organizations.
“The three organizations we’ve selected are: Room to Read, which supports girls’ education and literacy in the developing world, Family Promise, which supports families facing homelessness throughout North America, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, which supports care for mental illness throughout the U.S.A. Customers choose one of the three organizations when they check out, we donate half of all purchases at the end of 2019. Seems simple enough.”
The pay-what-you-want sale is live and will run until 11:59 PM on January 1st. Head to Vault’s webstore to see which titles are available for the program. Learn more about the three non-profits here:
ROOM TO READ: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Learn more at: https://roomtoread.org
FAMILY PROMISE: Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Poverty is a complex problem. It won’t yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs. Family Promise initiates coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Learn more at: https://familypromise.org
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Learn more at: https://nami.org/