As an editor who is also an independent author, I have a soft spot for writers who have completed their first novel and are about to wade into the self-publishing waters. Sending your first manuscript to a complete stranger for editing can be a terrifying experience. Waiting for your first reader review can feel even worse. I am happy to answer questions from my clients and share my experience with the ups and downs of indie publishing, pros and cons of Amazon exclusivity, advertising, free runs, reduced price promotions, how to get reviews, getting a slot on Bookbub, etc. Like you, I want to see your book rise to the top of the charts. Figuring out how to get there can be half the fun.