Hoover has agreed to release Skating on Stilts under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License 3.0.
This means you can copy it as many times as you like, send it to your friend, and post it on line. But there are a few limitations: You must give me credit as the original author, and you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work without permission.
Finally, for any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Since the terms are reproduced at the end of each chapter, and my name is on the cover, you are safe if you copy each chapter as you find it.
(The sticklers among you may notice that the copyright notice says that the publisher "publisher has made an online version of this work available" under a CC license. The publisher assures me that the version I'm posting here is the online version, so you don't need to go looking for a version that says "this is the CC version." You've already found it.)
I've put the first few chapters up already. Just click on the link to the right that says "Download free chapters here." I'll post another chapter tomorrow, along with a blog post.