The first novel is based on a 19-chapter draft that Rawles wrote in 1990, and first distributed as shareware, under the title . It was later expanded to 27 chapters and retitled , and then 33 chapters, under the title . In 1997, the rights to the novel were purchased by Huntington House Publishers, a small publishing firm in . They abridged the book to 31 chapters and re-titled it . This was the publisher's best-selling title from November 1998 to January 2005. In early 2005, Huntington House went out of business, and the copyright reverted to the author. In November 2006, responding to pent-up market demand, Rawles self-published a restored 33 chapter edition of the novel, through , a print-on-demand publisher. was the best-selling title for XLibris from late 2006 to early 2009. In late 2008, the rights to the novel were purchased by Ulysses Press of . After updating the novel and adding both a glossary and an index, in April 2009 Ulysses Press released the 33 chapter edition under the new title .
Huntington House Publishers is a publisher of children's books. Books published by Huntington House Publishers include Out of Control: Who's Watching Our Child Protection Agencies?, Dinosaurs & the Bible, Social Service Gestapo: How the Government Can Legally Abduct Your Child.
The most irritating point of all, however, was that the AP matter was a straw man. It was beside the point. I did not sell Huntington House on publishing my book because I had been employed at one time by Associated Press; it was simply an incidental fact. Some may argue that the fact that Huntington House printed that line from my bio on the back of the book means they were somehow trying to inflate that point. That is not true. If it were true, then Chosen Books was guilty of the same sin because they printed the same thing on my book in 1984. But no one has ever thought was unusual. The fact is, I have a journalism background and book publishers think that is worth noting on book jackets. So do radio and TV interviewers.