Hello to all of our generous Kickstarter backers who have received advance copies of Love Between the Covers!
I got an email yesterday from romance author Jeannie Lin, asking if she could use her advance copy of Love Between the Covers at her RWA chapter meeting. I am so glad she asked!! And I want to share my answer to her:
"In answer to your question (thank you for asking!), please do not screen the copy that you've received at your RWA chapter meeting. That DVD is a special, early edition of the film for Kickstarter donors, for PERSONAL use only. We sent the film out to our backers as a sneak peek that nobody else in the world would get, and we want to keep it that way-- for a little while. Screening those copies now would be a bit like leaking a movie or a book online before it officially comes out.
I need to repay the debts I incurred making the film. And one of the ways to do that is to release the film for different markets in a carefully planned sequence. Here's what we are currently planning:
A. Copies of Love Between the Covers for PUBLIC screenings and events will be available in the fall. Romance writers and readers will all be able to schedule screenings at locations of their choice -- in public buildings (schools, libraries, museums) and at movie theaters. And each of these screenings can be a fun event, with book signings, costumes, contests, giveaways, a skype Q&A with me, whatever people want. These celebrations could be organized by RWA chapters, book groups, individuals, groups of friends -- and my staff will help everyone make it happen. It will be a nationwide rollout in the space of a month, and if we do it right, it will get lots of positive press for romance authors and readers.
B. Widespread personal use copies, on DVDs and downloadable from itunes, amazon, etc etc will be made available AFTER the series of public screenings has begun.
I'm currently negotiating deals for these different markets, and for broadcast in North America and overseas, too. I hope to know definite dates for the film's release in different markets SOON. But it might take a month or two.
I'd be TOTALLY grateful if you'd let others know not to use their personal use DVDs at RWA chapter meetings (or other public gatherings). We definitely want all the RWA chapters to see Love Between the Covers -- but at fun public events in the fall !!!
If this is not totally clear, please tell me. And if it is clear, please tell me that, too! I want to make sure everyone understands."
If you have questions, please feel free to ask!
THANKS for your support! At RWA this year, my staff and I will be showing people how to sign up for screenings in their OWN home towns! It's going to be an amazing and fun film rollout!