Listening to every heart
Sometimes when something is promoted as "free" it tends to "cost a bit" at the end, based on how the author wants to handle it.
There was a huge load of bad publicity over the publishing company I went to, but I had no problems whatsoever, and there was never any money up front. Or in the tail end, either, depending on how I wanted to handle it.
I didn't lose any money whatsoever, and made some on top of it. And am still making some.
Thanks Mys. It is all worthy of looking into, if one jumpstarts themselves.