I’ve been reading the local library’s copy of Blog On: Building Online Communities with Web Logs by Todd Stauffer. It’s a book for introducing people to blogging and covers most of the different options that were available when it was published (Oct 2002). It’s pretty good at doing that covering free and commercial systems as well as three chapters on how to go about installing and configuring Graymatter, Movable Type and pMachine on your web host. Even though I’ve installed each of those I still found it useful for it’s references to third-party sites and add-ons to blogging.
If you have someone who wants to get into blogging then this book would be helpful to them.