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What Makes a Successful Blockbuster

What Makes a Successful Blockbuster
“The best way to determine a [film’s] level of success is easy: Add 1) Total units sold; 2) Total price that cable pays for it for broadcast; 3) Any additional income from other sources. Then subtract the total production cost and if there is anything left over, then it’s a success. Oh — and... More »

Enlarge your Staff, Hiring for the Holiday Season

Enlarge your Staff, Hiring for the Holiday Season
Getting ready for the holiday season involves a lot of planning, especially this year. Sales numbers are rough nationwide, but let’s not crawl in a corner and give up before the holiday season has even started. In a retail environment, your staff’s sales success impacts more than just sales; it ... More »

Spry HTML Data Sets

Spry HTML Data Sets
Users of Adobe's popular Dreamweaver CS4 website development software have a powerful tool at their disposal that could dramatically ease the programming burdens of certain data-driven websites. Known as a Spry HTML data set, the use of this technology allows standard HTML tables or other structured... More »

WordPress Plug: MobilePress

WordPress Plug: MobilePress
As webmasters continually seek to increase the quantity and quality of visitors to their websites, one audience avenue that is receiving considerable attention these days is the mobile arena. For operators using the popular WordPress platform, a number of options exist for taking a website mobile in... More »

Tool Tip: HiTask

Tool Tip: HiTask
Two of the most daunting tasks for webmasters are time management and task scheduling — and while planning your day more carefully won't add any more hours to it, this level of formal preparation is an infinitely helpful aid to productivity and for simply keeping track of everything. While som... More »

FTP On The Go

FTP On The Go
The name says it all: FTP On The Go is an FTP client for iPhone users; and according to its makers, if you are an IT professional or webmaster, FTP On The Go is the reason your boss should buy you an iPhone; and if you already have an iPhone, then FTP On The Go is the reason your boss should give yo... More »

Coming to America

Coming to America
By now, you’ve probably seen Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” If you haven’t, you’ve most probably had your ear worn ragged by friends who insist that Christoph Waltz’s portrayal of S.S. Colonel Hans Landa is sure to win him an Oscar, and that you just have to see it. While W... More »

Increasing Foreign Traffic

Increasing Foreign Traffic
In the U.S., many adult webmasters have prospered by catering primarily to North American traffic. But as the economy becomes more and more global, foreign adult markets will become increasingly attractive to American webmasters — and increasing foreign traffic will be important to the financial h... More »

International Intrigue: Imported MVPs

International Intrigue: Imported MVPs
The intrigue of foreign women starring in American adult films has been around since a director first yelled “Action!” From sultry Latinas to exotic Europeans and alluring Asians, foreign born-and-raised porn stars have captured the imagination of stateside audiences since the Golden Age of porn... More »

Webbilling Presents the Impulse Sale

Webbilling Presents the Impulse Sale
The foundation of the adult industry profit model centers on the impulse purchase, combined with recurring billing. For many years this phenomenon has been linked and identified with credit card use online; but although this model has worked quite well in North America and elsewhere around the worl... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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