While I set up and activated the blog with only the helps from Word Press I was always wondering about what I might be missing.
" - by the end of the book you've covered SEO (Search Engine Optimization, for those going "huh?
While it is true in the very beginning - the first topic in the book is "What is blogging?
However, if you're a beginner you'll only pic and choose a few chapters to use, while the online pros will be frustrated by the lack of specifics in many areas.
Shortcomings aside, this is a great place to start if you're new to Word Press.
Word Press in Depth even includes a free online edition with your book purchase.