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Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel

Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel
I was interested in delving into the world of erotic writing, and felt no one was better able to answer my questions than Rachel Kramer Bussel. She has been writing erotica since 1999. Bussel is a writer, editor, blogger and instructor. She is the author of the e-book “Sex & Cupcakes: A J... More »

Cams Report: Snapshot of the Market

Cams Report: Snapshot of the Market
One of the most popular destinations for seekers of online adult entertainment, live webcam sites have continued to grow in popularity over the years, earning legions of loyal fans and providing an income to countless affiliates, companies and performers — but the familiar face of this vibrant... More »

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career
Anton Slayer is what you mean when you call someone a mainstay. For over two decades, he’s been a pillar of the porn business — one of the hardest working, most frequently employed and always reliable directors. “I started out in late 1987,” he says, “and actually my f... More »

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère
In February, on leap day, XBIZ.com reported that TrafficStars had inked a huge deal with xHamster.com, the second-biggest adult tube site in the world, for the exclusivity of its mobile and web ad spots. Most in the newsroom saw the deal as a monumental one — a deal that could catapult a new ... More »

Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)

Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)
Editor’s note: Following is the second part of a two-part series by Juicy Jay. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s April edition. I was invested for six figures. Family and friends had told me it was a bad idea, but the world is full of successful businesses who ignored the naysayer... More »

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing
I’ve been writing for adult industry magazines for nearly a decade and have somehow managed never to touch on a topic that every paysite owner has to content with — the pricing conundrum. It’s one that every business owner faces. Unless you’re operating solely on charity, yo... More »

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content
BDSM/fetish erotica has been a part of adult entertainment for generations. Bettie Page’s black-and-white videos with filmmaker/photographer Irving Klaw in the early 1950s were way ahead of their time, depicting spanking and bondage and black leather attire back when BDSM was the antithesis of... More »

Launch of an Industry Job Board

Launch of an Industry Job Board
It’s been a long time coming. There always has been a need for this thriving industry to have a formal outlet for companies and those looking for employment to come together in a neutral setting. Now it is a reality. It’s called XBIZJobs.net, the industry’s first formal job board.... More »

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales
If the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” don’t trigger even the slightest need to roll your eyes, then you haven’t been in the pleasure products industry very long. Like every Hollywood pop phenomenon, the books and film have been overplayed and marketed to death. Despite our love... More »

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives
Now that the number of mobile users has outpaced desktop users and Google has forced the world to mobilize with Mobilegeddon, all publishers are aware that sites have to be responsive and mobile friendly or they will be penalized in the Google search rankings. But are publishers and advertisers awar... More »

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