For three years, we follow the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while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. 


Listening to Karen Rose at Lady Jane’s Salon

Listening to Karen Rose at Lady Jane’s Salon

This is the one place where you will consistently find women’s sexuality treated fairly and positively. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s actually uplifting and affirming.
— Sarah Wendell, romance blogger and reviewer
Nora Roberts and Ruth Langan, bestselling authors, best friends

Nora Roberts and Ruth Langan, bestselling authors, best friends

Joanne Lockyer and Elizabeth Essex, critique partners

Joanne Lockyer and Elizabeth Essex, critique partners

Radclyffe with readers and writers at the LesFic Festival

Radclyffe with readers and writers at the LesFic Festival


We watch romance authors and readers building communities and friendships that don’t just exist on social media sites, blogs, and message boards, but also transition into the real world. We accompany authors on trips with their readers, at conferences and special romance events -- and we see them encouraging their readers to become writers themselves.

During the three years we shot Love Between the Covers, we 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 in this rapidly changing environment.

In Love Between the Covers we:


What role agents play and what role publishers play, you know, they’re just wide open questions now where nothing had changed forever.
— Steve Axelrod, book agent
The power has shifted. Authors are the future of publishing. And romance authors have been the most innovative, the most experimental, the most forward looking in this ebook revolution.
— Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords