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It's All About The Boys

It's All About The Boys
You may ask yourself, “What’s a straight guy like Rob Ragan doing running a successful gay distribution company that deals primarily in bareback content?” Ragan, owner/founder of All Boys Distribution, would tell you that good product is good product; the trick is to understand the market... More »

The Profit Potential

The Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you’d be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agre... More »

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What did you do before getting into the adul... More »

Back to Basics

Back to Basics
There are more outlets than ever for adult content and maybe none is more sought after — and more evasive — than the broadcast market. Cable, satellite, hotel, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, fiber optic delivery, IPTV, mobile and handheld device platforms — all of these distribution platforms ... More »

Peer to Peer Pressure

Peer to Peer Pressure
The affiliate marketing paradigm has been in place now for a long enough period of time that all but the absolutely newest webmasters are well aware of how it works. Most view it as a single-layer system where affiliates send traffic up the food chain in exchange for payouts being sent back down... More »

Huge Island Gathering Announcement Sunday

Huge Island Gathering Announcement Sunday
ISLAND GATHERING 2009 - CYPRUS! Click here for the re-cap... As the Eighth Annual Island Gathering stands poised to get underway down here in Curaçao, it' warm, humid and even more collegial than ever with fully half the attendees arriving a day or more early to initiate the relaxed networking... More »

No Cure for the Summer Blues

No Cure for the Summer Blues
Every summer for the past 20 years I’ve been told that the predictable hot-season production slump was the worst ever seen. Come September, we were all happily back working our asses off as producers scramble to finish out their yearly title quotas. But this time I have to admit the worriers ... More »

Internal Stats

Internal Stats
In recent months the adult online industry has been affected by two seemingly contradictory forces. On the one hand, many dormant webmasters seem to be getting 'back into the business' and companies from offline adult markets continue to enter the online marketplace. On the other hand, active webmas... More »

Good Porn Isn't Hard to Define

Good Porn Isn't Hard to Define
‘B Skow is my screen name,” said the long-time advertising and celebrity photographer who has been directing for Vivid since 2005. For a dozen or so years before that, Vivid was just one of Skow’s clients, albeit a special one, among a number of Fortune 500s and media companies. “I shot... More »

Red or Blue: How Will They Affect YOU?

Red or Blue: How Will They Affect YOU?
After (barely) surviving eight years with President George W. Bush in the White House, the adult industry will likely be paying extremely close attention to the candidates, learning about their policies and asking the all important question: "how will this affect me and my business?" Sure it would ... More »

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