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Affiliate Program Challenges

Affiliate Program Challenges
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What is the biggest challenge being faced by affiliate program operators today?" Here's what they had to say: The most significant challenge by affiliate program operators is to attract and retain the best people. There is a misco... More »

Behind Every Director Is A Hard-on

Behind Every Director Is A Hard-on
Just what is it that porn directors do, anyway? It could be fairly said about some directors that you still wouldn't know what they do even if you spent a day on their sets. However, for the few good directors who create the bulk of high-quality, high-earning titles that come out of Porn Valley,... More »

Facing the Issues

Facing the Issues
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What do you think is the most important legal issue facing the industry this year?" Here's what they had to say: I think there is no question that count seven in the John Stagliano indictment, which states Evil Angel knowingly use... More »

Turning Tricks

Turning Tricks
You have to hand it to the adult brain trust: They really know how to set the world on fire with their penetrating innovations. Not to be outdone by their predecessors, the latest crop of sex-revenue engineers is already off the charts, in terms of advancing the affiliate business model to evolve wi... More »

Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera
A couple of weeks ago, I got a double-whammy worse than this year's obstinate flu. I've been fortunate to work with pretty much the same crew on most of the videos I've directed for nearly 10 years. They're a jolly, diverse lot with about a century's worth of collective experience shooting X-rated m... More »

Investors Beware!

Investors Beware!
The adult entertainment industry is atwitter with investment fever. It's all the rage, the flavor of the month, the obsession of the year, and a lot of company owners are hell-bent to take advantage of the opportunities they perceive to be present in the adult investment area. Whether the opport... More »

Combating Piracy

Combating Piracy
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Which do you think will be most effective in combating content piracy — taking legal action against pirates, a technological solution, or some combination of both?" Here's what they had to say: Who steals content in the first pl... More »

Joining the FSC Board

Joining the FSC Board
I have been elected to the board of the Free Speech Coalition. I do not know if that is an honor or not but I do know that at the moment it feels like an imprecise achievement. What I mean is that it has happened, I have been elected, but it has been an invisible process. I did not campaign or ma... More »

My Life in Review

My Life in Review
I was reading XBIZ.com last night and saw a fellow writer pose the question: Who critiques the critics? That got me thinking — I’ve been reviewing films off and on for a little over 10 years. Yet no one really knows what I look for when I sit down to watch a title. Everyone knows that review... More »

Top Billing

Top Billing
In August 1995 I was in a meeting in the main offices of HHO Construction Inc., the operating company for three gay bars in Dallas. At the time, I was the general manager of all three nightclubs and the agenda of our meeting — which included myself, the club owner, club managers, assistant manager... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »
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