It's official! We just inked the deal and we're cranking up our word processors. O'Reilly's first Drupal book will be Practical Drupal Drupal Jumpstart Using Drupal and it will be authored by team Lullabot: Myself, Addison Berry, Jeff Eaton, Nathan Haug, James Walker, and Jeff Robbins. From our experience training aspiring Drupal developers, we know that one of the most difficult parts of building a Drupal site is figuring out which modules to choose and how to fit them all together. Drupal Jumpstart Using Drupal will be a project-based, guided tour of the best contributed modules, along with instructions about how to combine them to make useful websites. The topics covered will be appropriate for everyone from the complete newbie who knows nothing about Drupal (we'll have a chapter to get you up to speed), to the site builder who's done a couple Drupal sites and wants to know how to take their skills to the next level, to the uber-hacker who wants to know a couple of advanced tricks. This how-to/recipe-style book will focus on several common types of Drupal sites and offer step-by-step instructions on how to build them from scratch.
We're really excited to get started on the book, however, as Matt and Robert know fully well, book writing takes a lot longer than anyone would like. Expect the book to be oriented toward Drupal 6 and released next year. We'll keep you posted on our progress!