Boris Veytsman gives limited praise to Stefan Kottwitz's new \$latex \LaTeX\$ guide (ISBN 13: 978-1-84719-986-7) in a two-page review. Briefly:
The new book … is very much unlike other introductory \$latex \LaTeX\$ courses. The author, evidently, wanted to make a \$latex \LaTeX\$ book for the new generation — the generation of Twitter and mobile devices. The book's advantages and disadvantages stem from this. … Despite its flaws, this is an interesting book. It covers many useful topics not covered elsewhere, it is well written and is understandable for a novice. This book can be [the] basis of a crash course in \$latex \LaTeX\$ or as a self-study tool — as long as the student does not use it as an example of the typographic art.
The full review (TUGboat 32/2:228–29) is on-line at the TUG site, and TUG currently has a discount code for the book, as does the publisher.
Chapter 5 of the book, "Creating Tables and Inserting Pictures," is currently available on-line.