The Internet Escort’s Handbook

Safe, Sane, Successful Escort Work is Possible!

Help Me Choose!

I have a new, very helpful ebook on its way! Seriously, we’re talking a matter of weeks. I can’t make up my mind over which cover to choose. So…I need your help. Tell me which you find more appealing. It doesn’t matter if you have no intention of buying the book, which cover would make you want to buy it? The concept of the book is simple: a huge listing of possible advertising malls and discussion boards for US Internet escorts (collected by me since 2002), along with some other nice tidbits, like a listing of active escort web designers. This isn’t just a listing of links, though. I review each site and comment on what I think it offers an escort so that it helps you choose where to spend your advertising time and/or money. I include international listings too, many that I’ve used. As the title says, this is for ladies who wish to expand beyond Eros and Backpage. In my experience, more visitors to your site means more appointments. It’s important to be choosy if you’re going for a higher-end market, but if you’re in the mid-range, covering more territory doesn’t hurt. Working on your site’s SEO is the next step, but it’s not covered in this ebook and I doubt I will write about it. There are plenty of free online guides for making the most of your site’s Googleability. The ebook will retail for $4.99, with discounts for newsletter readers and those who have purchased other books from me (expect those announcements once I have a firm release date). Without further ado…here are the...

Amazon MatchBook

It’s finally happened! Amazon is making it super-easy for readers to get Kindle versions of print books purchased through Amazon. It’s called Amazon MatchBook and yes, Golden Girl Press is participating. The Details Starting in October 2013, Amazon will allow anyone who has purchased a print book through Amazon to also purchase the Kindle (ebook) version of that book at greatly-reduced price. The price is set by the publisher, ranging from free to $2.99. MatchBook is retroactive back to 1995! The catches are: you have to have purchased the print book through Amazon (not a reseller) and the publisher has to have uploaded a Kindle version of the book. Obviously, if there isn’t a Kindle version available, you won’t be able to get it. I assume that publishers will start getting on board over the next year and soon readers can expect easily-available MatchBook purchases in the future. What I’ll Do For My Readers I’m embarrassed I didn’t think of this sooner. I guess I assumed those who bought the print books wouldn’t be interested in the ebook verson. I’m working out the details but in a couple weeks I will make sure that everyone who has purchased the print books through my site can download the ebook version of their purchase for free; and will make a print/ebook bundle available for purchase for all new readers. My MatchBook will be a little broader than Amazon’s because the .epub files available on my site can be read by many types of ereaders (I have the .mobi files available upon request for Kindle users). The Amazon MatchBook is limited only...

Desiree Alliance 2010 Abstracts

Presented at the 2010 Desiree Alliance Conference in Las Vegas Police Treatment of Arrested Sex Workers and the law Police are given the freedom to interpret and enforce prostitution laws as they see fit, which affects the daily lives of sex workers more than the actual laws themselves. In the partially-legal countries of England, Singapore and Hong Kong (technically not a country), and the fully-criminalized US, I will show that police treatment of arrested sex workers is not reflective of prostitution laws but instead reflects local police culture, effectiveness of police oversight and general local attitude toward sex workers themselves. The obvious solution to changing police treatment of arrested sex workers is more direct outreach and education with local police as well as actively engaging local police oversight resources, regardless of the actual laws regulating prostitution. Safety for Sex Workers through Personal Privacy: Digital and Real-World Techniques for Safeguarding Your Identity and Your Life Panel presentation with: Furry Girl, Brooke Magnanti, Alex Sotirov From pornographer/web model Furry Girl: As someone who’s a model and a small business owner, I’d like to point out the potential identity breaches rooted in the United State’s federal 2257 laws.  I’m not a lawyer – so my focus is explaining from an indie pornographer’s sex worker’s perspective how 2257 laws put everyone in a bad place and work to stifle free sexual expression online. From author and escort Amanda Brooks:  Offline privacy and money management.  I will offer simple, legal methods of disassociating your real name/home address from your work name.  It can also be important to keep your real name and actual place of residence separate from...

Safety for Sex Workers Through Personal Privacy

Legal and Relatively Simple Ways of Working and Living Out of Harm’s Way Presented at the 2008 Desiree Alliance Conference in Chicago This was a presentation from last year that many enjoyed and many others did not get to attend. New material will be added this year from my return to escort work — such as advance deposits without giving up my personal info. This is a straightforward how-to piece using legal techniques of misdirection and misinformation gleaned through my own experiences and research. The concepts of having an alternate name and an alternate mailing address are simple ideas. The trick is in learning how to achieve it. An untraceable cell phone, credit card and even business bank account is essential for sex workers with more complex business needs. None of these methods will hide you from the IRS or the government, but they are enough to keep predators at arms length, which is something most sex workers...

Newsletter Signup Update

Finally! The book’s site is ready for its makeover (followed by this blog’s makeover in another few months). As part of the makeover, I’m changing my newsletter service. It’s come to my attention that my newsletter signup form hasn’t been working for the past several months. So, I’ve changed my service to MailChimp and think that will work nicely. If you’ve attempted to sign up for my newsletter anytime in the past 9 months, you will have to resubmit your email. Sorry about that. But this time, it will work! (If you’re an older newsletter subscriber, no worries, your address has already been imported to my MailChimp account.) Please enter your email...

Ebooks Are Here!

Finally! I’ve had a lot of requests over the years and technology has caught up to where I need it to be, both from the producer and consumer end. Both books are now available as ebooks. You can directly download the books straight from us for use on whatever device you own that uses the .epub format, or purchase from Amazon to use on your Kindle. Your...

Book #2 is on the way!

Yes, finally, it is. First, thank you for your patience. I make big plans, but they aren’t always on the timetable I’d like. It is printed and should be at my fulfillment center within a week. It won’t be available to the public for another couple weeks. If you want a jump on things, you can either sign up for my newsletter or reserve a copy. You’ll get an opportunity to buy the book at a discount before it’s available to the general public (at full price). That’s my way of thanking my many loyal readers who have been waiting patiently through publishing delays. Buying information will be included in the newsletter or purchase email. I apologize for all the delays, but now there are no more delays! (Fingers crossed that the delivery truck doesn’t skid on an icy road and dump my books in the snow or...

CNBC Looks at High-End Escorts

For those who are curious to hear about high-end escort work from escorts in their own words, you can tune in tonight at 10pm to watch The Business of High-End Prostitution. Yours truly is there as well. The entire show should be of...