Hi there.. hope you're good
I'm sending you on a note I put on the forum,
which may be of interest.
all the best.. mike
'The Free' is an odd case here, since it was published first in 1986, by the class-less Hooligan Press.
I uploaded to Authonomy while rewriting on the request of a small publisher, and got a flood of useful comments (1358 so far!), but failed to reach GOLDSTARGLORY (it did get to rank 7 twice under the old system).
So I had a publisher already, but he pulled out, saying it was too long and un-commercial.
When I got over my shattered ego I finished the rewrite and published it as a free Ebook, with a 'Wordmess' blog where you can read it online thefreeonline.wordpress.com plus a 'Farcebook' page where it has almost 2000 'friends'.
Finally a year later I've put the latest 2012 edition on Createspace as a real dead tree book, and had a few sales already. http://www.amazon.com/Free-schoolgirl-herself-explosive-revolution/dp/1466409320/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_3
The epub edition for android is also free from the blog, but for Kindle you have to pay.
So that's it.. I did it backwards,, and now I'm back to planting potatoes
Best luck to ALL fellow writers here!!!!!