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The Adult DVD Market: 1

The Adult DVD Market: 1
When Jeffrey J. Douglas stood before a gathering of mainstream video software executives in Iowa in 1998, he was faced with a group of decision makers trying to figure how to get consumers to buy newfangled DVD players. The executives were hungry for content to lead the charge — but not necessa... More »

Constitutional Obscenity?

Constitutional Obscenity?
In a few short hours, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on "Obscenity Prosecution and the Constitution" – a hearing which will only hear one side of the debate... As previously reported by ... More »

In Review: Site Organizer

In Review: Site Organizer
If you're like most webmasters, you have more than one website. Operating these websites can take up a lot of your time and involves a lot of expensive scripts, but I've recently discovered a solution that makes the whole process easier: The problem that many website owners face is that in order ... More »

The Future Of The Industry

The Future Of The Industry
As a newcomer to the adult entertainment industry and the new executive director of Free Speech Coalition, I am impressed by the generous investments so many members make in this organization. Our first priority in 2005 is to renew and build upon our relationships with members, local chapters, an... More »

The Godaddy.com Ad

The Godaddy.com Ad
The recent uproar over the godaddy.com television ad, which was originally aired during the Super Bowl, shows little signs of dissipating; and is fueling a public discourse on where the line of acceptability should be drawn regarding what is, and what is not, appropriate fare for broadcaster's to di... More »

The Anti-Porn Movement

The Anti-Porn Movement
Vocal and well-respected researchers who are now actively demonizing pornography, such as Dr. Mary Anne Layden, Dr. James B. Weaver, Dr. Judith Reisman, and Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, to name only a few, are highly active, highly visible, and Reisman and Satinover are involved not only in anti-pornograp... More »

Finding Profit In Gay Sites

Finding Profit In Gay Sites
There are tens of thousands of gay and gay-oriented adult sites. Of these, a couple of thousand may show a small amount of profit. Even fewer, however, are able to provide the independent webmaster with a significant source of income. Previously, we've addressed the need to understand the gay mar... More »

Deep Submission

Deep Submission
If I ask you how many web sites do you have? You may say "One, yes it is www.mycompany.com" or "two" in case you have a second organization or company. When I first began promoting my web sites I was, like most people, only thinking in terms of one web address, the URL of my main page. And I thought... More »

SMS for Dummies

SMS for Dummies
Editor's Note: The ongoing woes facing many adult webmasters searching for stable billing mechanisms leads many to consider "alternative" billing mechanisms. For the non-US market, one of the most attractive options is Premium Rate SMS. Here's a closer look: The fact that SMS (Short Message Servi... More »

Premium Rate Scams

Premium Rate Scams
Since their introduction in the eighties, premium rate telephone lines have been controversial and have not had an easy ride since their introduction into most developed countries. A multi-million dollar industry in its own right, the premium rate industry has long been regarded as the 'bad boy' of ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
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