stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them.
story of the vast, funny, and savvy female community that has built a
powerhouse industry sharing love stories.
Romance fiction is sold in 34 languages on six continents, and the genre
grosses more than a billion dollars a year — outselling mystery, sci-fi, and
fantasy combined. Yet the millions of
voracious women (and sometimes men) who read, write, and love romance novels
have remained oddly invisible. Until now.
three years, we follow the lives of five very diverse published romance authors
and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved
ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what
they love—while empowering others to do the same. Romance authors have built a
fandom unlike all others, a global sisterhood where authors know their readers
personally and help them become writers themselves. During the three years
we’ve been shooting Love Between the
Covers, we have witnessed the biggest power shift that has taken place in
the publishing industry over the last 200 years. And it’s the romance authors
who are on the front lines, pioneering new ways to survive and build
communities in this rapidly changing environment.
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awards, been shown on PBS primetime, broadcast around the world, and used
widely in university classrooms and community groups. Her first film, A
Midwife’s Tale, was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard
and Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwife’s Tale. It won film
festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE!
was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award
and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Kahn previously
worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, The American
Experience, FRONTLINE’S Crisis in Central America, All Things Considered, and
Time Out. She’s a resident scholar at Brandeis’s Women’s Studies Research