I like this book. Enough so that if it were not for its one big problem I would give it 5 stars. I have the Kindle edition of this book and I absolutely love the fact that you don’t have to go searching for what you want. The book has a clickable table of contents (toc) of course, but many of those clicks send you to a sub ToC that narrows down where you want to go even more. Those sub-ToCs lead you either to the topic you’re looking for or to still another sub-sub-ToC that narrows the search even more.
My BIG problem with this book is the illustrations. They are WAY too small and difficult to see and read. This is a big problem. The other problem is that when the author is describing something in a Scrivener window and then shows a screen shot of the window he NEVER highlights what he is describing so that the reader is left looking at these little bitty screen shots and trying to find the feature that is being described. Still Pope does an excellent job of describing the various features and telling the reader how they work and what they are useful for.
If you are a MAC OS X user Pope has this same book available for MAC users that describes the features in the MAC version of the program (now in version 2 as opposed to the Windows version 1.8 that is available now) that are not available to Windows users (at least not yet). My point is to make sure that you are buying the correct version of Scrivener for Writers for the version of the program you are using.
This is not an expensive book at all and is well worth the investment if you are new to Scrivener.