Distribution

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
8

Sexually explicit tabloids are generally published and distributed on a regional basis. These tabloid publishers exercise several options in distributing their products. A few sell their tabloids to conventional distributors who sell to newsstands.[2114] Many publishers sell their tabloids to distributors who specialize in sexually explicit products and sell to "adults only" pornographic outletS.[2115] Others sell directly to newsstands and "adults only" pornographic outlets in their area.[2116] Still others sell their tabloids from street vending machines.[2117] The selling of these tabloids through street vending machines is particularly problematic because children can view and purchase these publications.

Sexually explicit tabloids are also offered through subscription and mail order sales.[2118] The tabloids advertise through direct mail, other regional tabloids and magazines, and even some radio stations.[2119]

The cost of these tabloids ranges from one to four dollars.[2120] Some cost as much as eight dollars.[2121] The majority, however, cost two dollars.[2122]

Notes

  1. Id.
  2. Id.
  3. Id.
  4. Id.
  5. Id.
  6. Dennis Sobin states that sexually explicit magazines sell their mailing lists. These lists are extremely useful to these small publications. Id.
  7. Id.
  8. Id.
  9. Id.