Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today's Guest Author - Contemporary Romance Novelist Liz Matis

I'm in the midst of a Pubslush campaign for my next novel Swim Season and need lots of help from friends, family, just about anyone who will give me a hand. This indie publishing business is hard - the hardest thing I've ever done. To relieve a little of the stress I've enlisted the help of several of my fellow authors who will answer a few questions I've come up with about high school and varsity sports, as well as publishing and marketing tips. They'll tell you a little about themselves and their latest project.  I'll visit their blogs and do the same. This helps all of us meet new readers, and helps my readers discover new books and writers they may not know of who have great stuff. Please take a moment to visit their links. And don't forget to visit my Pubslush page and see what's going on. No swimsuit required.

Today's Guest Author is Liz Matis

Amazon Top 30 Bestselling Author and Nook Top 15 Bestselling Author, Liz Matis is a mild mannered accountant by day and romance author by night. Married 29 years, she believes in happily-ever-after! She enjoys Zumba, watching sports, and reading. Playing For Keeps, her popular football romance, hit #26 overall in the Kindle store and #12 overall in the Nook Store. Both Playing For Keeps and Going For It hit the #1 spot on the Kindle Best Seller list in Sports Fiction. Fun Fact: Liz read her first romance at the age of fifteen and soon after wrote her first romances starring her friends and their latest crushes! Fun Fact 2: Liz kept an inspiration board for The Quarterback Sneak on Pinterest. 

Welcome to Adventures in Publishing Liz, and thanks for helping me with the Swim Season Pubslush campaign. To get started I thought I'd ask you a couple of questions about high school and sports, since that's what my book is about, and then we'll move on to your marketing tips for authors and your book projects.

Most of us have strong feelings about our high school experience. Was yours a yay or a nay? Please explain.

I have fond memories of high school. While I was not what you would call a popular girl, I had a tight circle of friends. I’m happy to say that 33 years after graduation, we are still friends. We even took a trip to Atlantic City to celebrate our 50th birthdays. 

Did you play sports in high school? If yes, which one(s) and how did it work out for you? If not, do you have children who play sports?

I played basketball and track & field. I think playing sports is a great character builder. Though back when I played in the late 70’s/early 80’s, Title IX had just been passed and its effects didn’t filter down to us at that point. My son played ice hockey and it provided him with great leadership skills.

I'm using Pubslusha global marketing platform that assists authors with pre-publication publicity and sales to help me build an audience for my next novel Swim Season. Do you have any marketing tips for authors?
First, do only what is fun or makes sense. For instance, I created a promotional 20-recipe eBook for my Fantasy Football Romance series, called Game Day Treats. If its an epic fail, that’s okay because I had a great time putting it together. I love doing book trailers too! Think about writing a series and plan accordingly. Readers LOVE series. If you can get a BookBub ad, do it! Ereader News Today is great too and not as expensive.

Can you tell us about your latest project?

The Quarterback Sneak will be releasing on December 2 and is available for preorder. It's the fourth book in my Fantasy Football Romance series.

Where can we learn more about you and your books? 
You can learn more about me and my books at the following links:

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