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AVN’s Darren Roberts Writes Tell-All Book

NL- Sounds really interesting. I’d read it.

Former AVN Media Network CEO, Darren Roberts, Explores the Business of Adult Entertainment in Tell-All Book

Woodland Hills, CA (September 7, 2012) – Recognized as one of the most accomplished executives in adult entertainment, Darren Roberts announced today the first in a series of books on the adult entertainment industry.

In The Unsexpected Story, Roberts speaks candidly with the key professionals behind one of the world’s largest and most profitable trades. The Unsexpected Story delivers unique insight into the minds of the industry executives, stars, marketers, and technology mavens who are responsible for the creation and management of the most successful and enduring brands in adult entertainment.

As unique as the products they make, their influence remains instrumental to the growth, profitability, and sustainability of one of the most provoking and controversial businesses in the modern world.

“The adult industry’s journey, development, and challenges have made it what it is and will carry it into the future,” says Roberts. “Regardless of the roadblocks it has faced or the controversy it inspires, there is little doubt the industry will work to maintain a platform that not only makes money, but also stays at the forefront of new media and technological advancements.”

Engaging, conversational, and smart, The Unsexpected Story goes where other industry tell-alls don’t, tracing the economic and technological lifespan of the vast adult entertainment industry through the personal experiences of the individuals who have made a lasting impression on this forever green, multi-billion dollar empire.

About Darren Roberts
Darren Roberts is a publisher and integrated media professional who served as CEO of AVN Media Network, Inc. (AVN) from 1996 through 2011. Together with partner Paul Fishbein, Roberts’ vision and dedication were instrumental to AVN’s success in becoming a globally recognized brand.

Roberts’ imaginative strategy and the re-engineering of key processes combined for a progressive approach that applies emerging technologies to the linear publishing model, expanding the business vertically and allowing for rapid multi-sector growth. The result is a brand that has transcended the adult industry into the mainstream.

Today, AVN is known the world over for their consumer and trade events, culminating in the annual AVN Awards Show, often referred to as the “Oscars of Adult,” and the AVN business model, which has been analyzed and emulated by mainstream media organizations across the globe.

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