ARRC2017: Love Between the Covers
We know you already know about the ARRC2017 keynotes (see articles here, here and here)—and we’ve heard how excited everyone is to meet Kylie, Courtney and Kristen—and of course you all know that we’ll be Skyping with Thea Harrison as well. But have you had a look at the program to see what else we have planned for you?
Well today we are starting a series of articles bringing you details of all the sessions at ARRC2017.
So many people have told us how thrilled they are that we will be screening the romance documentary Love Between the Covers at ARRC2017. But for those who haven’t caught up with this news yet, here’s a bit more about the film…
Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who
Love Between the Covers is the fascinating 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.
For three years, we follow the lives of five very diverse published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while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.
Watch the Love Between the Covers trailer here.
The screening will take place on Saturday 25 February from 10.55 am. It will be free for all ARRC2017 delegates, but we will ask you to pre-book a ticket, so that we know how many will be attending. Watch for the booking link, coming soon.