Drupal has had a great run in the book publishing arena these last few months. Drupal Multimedia is the latest book on the street. I really liked Drupal 6 Themes because it had a focus on something that was very important for an aspiring drupal ninja. Well now Drupal Multimedia is my latest favorite book. Aaron Winborn is truely an expert on the subject with the added bonus of being a good writer.
This book goes through Pictures, Video and Audio and discusses in depth the modules to use, (including CCK and views) and how to get the output to look the way you want it. I was very happy to see that this book really goes in depth with the examples, this book has more examples of using theme function over-rides than I have seen in one place - more than just "breadcrumbs"!
The only negative I find with this book is the fact that some of the modules discussed are not available for Drupal Version 6. This is made very clear in the book -- and it is a function of when the book was written. The ones I checked still are not upgraded - certainly not the authors fault and a hazard of writing a book about a fast moving target.
Another thing unique about this "very hands on" with lots of examples book is that the author uses the last chapter of the book to make predictions about the future of Drupal. I like his predictions and hope they come true. He even makes "embedded smell field" seem like something that we really need ... you have to read it because it is for real.
I give this book two thumbs up!