Hi, my name is Lela Markham. I'm one of the Booktrap authors and this is a new blog that will have multiple contributors.
A solid truth is that one does not simply sit down, write a great novel, publish it and become an instant best-seller. Writing and publishing takes effort and there are lots of pitfalls and sloughs along the way. Most of us on this site are also self-published, which means we are forced to be experts on all aspects of the many-layered process from initial story idea right through marketing our books to the public. Some of us have discovered techniques at various stages along the way that work well and we can share what we have learned with others, making the self-publishing field better and more professional along the way. Sometimes we might just laugh at some of the mistakes we've made ... and hopefully learned from.
So drop by and see what we're babbling about. If you're a Booktrap author who wants to contribute to the blog, let me know. The more the merrier.