Why? you ask.
Because the man's got his shit together.
Perusing the internet as I'm prone to do at times, I came across a piece he'd written in response to something author Sue Grafton said of the self-publishing movement afoot today. I'd go into the details of it, but it's better you read it yourself. He's got a knack for articulating the argument against Ms. Grafton's take on the matter in a manner that I would not detract from here.
Suffice to say, Ms. Grafton's views are of the old guard, those who would choose to remain above the masses as their betters and not do business in a manner they consider beneath them.
Take a look at Mr. Howey's post. It's called "My Four Favorite Sue Grafton Novels."