Dan Falck and I spent the last couple months working the Packt Publishing to write this book. The book is written as a series of recipes to guide new users through some of the basic concepts in FreeCAD. The later chapters get into how Python can be used to automate and extend the application.
I hope the book will be a benefit to the community and make it easier for new users to get productive with this great application.
BTW, Packt Publishing is very supportive of Open Source software. According to their website, a portion of the royalties will go directly to the project.