Welcome to the wonderfully backward world of printing! This is a world where you should be grateful that a publisher will even look at your book. How that book will look is up to the publisher because they know best how to layout books to get people to buy them... and save the most on printing costs. If they give you the honour of actually printing and distributing your book, they will demand the rights to it. This is why the published copy is called "The Sword of Midras" instead of "Blade of the Avatar." It is also why there is additional content in the commercial version. Portalarium was able to work out a deal where they retained rights to the original story, but the publisher, Tor Fantasy, whould get sole comercial publishing rights and full rights to the new content. To be fair, most companies were probably asking for all rights, or they wouldn't print it. Darkstar previously mentioned that they tried to work out a deal to get the commercial book for backers as the printed copy, but could not work out a deal. I am guessing that Portalarium was trying to get them close to cost of printing them. It sounds like they have since tried working with Tor Fantasy to print just Blade of the Avatar, but they will not layout the book how Portalarium wants it layed out. This leaves Portalarium with two choices. Take the modified layout from the publisher, ot self publish. They have coosen to self publish and I am guessing are shopping around for the cheapest place thst will meet their quality guidelines right now.