One of the reasons I love Spearhead Books so much is because I can do things as an author that a legacy publisher would never allow me to do.

Like let people read my entire book for free whenever they want online:

Rise of the Dibor

The Lion Vrie

Athera’s Dawn

To those of you who’ve been wanting to try my books out, go ahead. They’re all yours. (And please make sure to “like” our Facebook page here!).

And to those of you with a more critical take on this, begging for an explanation, let me break it down.

Contrary to popular belief, people don’t like to steal. In fact, as a race, we tend to have a very hard time accepting anything for free. We tend to want to reply with a gift of our own. A thank you of sorts.

The mere fact that something is offered for free does two things:

1.) It fuels the spread of content socially.

2.) It increases revenue.

The first point is easy to understand. But how does the second work? By giving readers the opportunity to give back.

In my free PDFs of The White Lion Chronicles (which can only be read online at, there are 3 ads all giving readers multiple levels of financial action that help me keep writing books.

And people tend to click on them.

Starting around Thanksgiving, I started posting a chapter a day of Athera’s Dawn (Book 3) right here on my site. A lot of people were shocked. How can you do that? The real question is how can I not? Statically, people read the first five chapters and then opt to purchase the print edition (*based on page visits and click throughs). I expect the number of sales to increase significantly once the e-book versions are made available as the price points are substantially lower (as they should be).

So read up! And don’t forget to help me keep feeding my kids. ch:


Jake · 23 Dec ’11 at 4:57 pm

As much as I would love to read your books, I’m holding out until I can read all three on Kindle. Hurry, else I die before then!

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Dec ’11 at 6:05 pm

    Working on it. Reformatting for Kindle is an epic pain.

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