Though I don’t like being marketed to as a moron, Home Recording for Musicians for Dummies is actually quite good. Despite the fact that it’s a little out of date (published in 2002), it does an exelent job of outlining all the general principals of digital audio home recording. Readers would only need to get up to speed on the latest technology standards, such as hard drive sizes and speeds, digital audio file format standards, etc. But the basics are solidly described, from setting up your home recording studio, to audio recording techniques, to editing and mixing your music. A great read for anyone starting out, or just trying to fill some knowledge gaps. Easily found for around $10 used.