Because I’m an indie myself.
When I was very young, I used typing paper to write and illustrate picture books. I then gave these as gifts to friends, and they always came back for more. Later, I created a line of independently-published historical calendars called Shades of Greatness(tm). I wrote, researched and printed them myself, and sold between 2,500 and 3,000 every year. I did this for 9 years, and at the end, the calendars were in 11 states across the U.S.
Currently, I have a series of picture books and a humorous middle grade reference book that I intend to independently publish. How does that sound?