After some unexpected delays, I am proud to present the latest version of the Arch Linux Handbook: https://www.createspace.com/3904652. This Handbook is based off the Arch Linux Beginners’ Guide as it was on June 10, 2012. Due to complaints with previous editions, I put extra effort into the interior of this version, removing the styling on things that look like links to other wiki pages, and ensuring that such links at least give a hint as to what you should search for on the Arch Wiki for further information.
Even so, the handbook is little more than a printout of the Beginners’ Guide. It does not contain any new information aside from a short forward I authored. However, if you are looking for a paper copy of the Beginners’ Guide in a convenient handbook size, this book is exactly what you are looking for.
As with version 2.0 of the handbook, the cover design for version 3.0 was done by Branko Vukelic, a gifted artist, designer, and web developer.
Over a year ago, I released the Arch Linux Handbook, a print copy of the Arch Linux Beginners’ Guide. It proved to be far more popular than I expected, with nearly 400 copies in print.
Of course, the Beginner’s guide is a community edited document for a rolling release Linux distribution, and after a year, the Arch Linux Handbook became somewhat dated. So I’ve created a second edition. It is currently available directly from the eStore and will be available on Amazon within a couple weeks. The International Amazon sites, other booksellers, and brick and mortar stores should have the book available for order after about six weeks.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to both Jules Pitsker and Branko Vukelic. Jules is the motivating force and primary maintainer behind the online Beginners’ Guide. His tireless and thankless contributions have turned it into the exceptionally well-written and comprehensive document that it is. Branko is the best designer I know, both for print and web based materials. He did a terrific job on this handbook cover.