Here's part of the discussion between Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler, which contains much of the philosophy of why I went with an indie publisher instead of a legacy house:
And more from Joe:
The old model of legacy publishing was that you were properly grateful to get published, and took whatever they gave you.
The new model is that the writer has control, and can get paid in a fair way for their work. I like this. It's good for writers.