A New Introduction to Textual Criticism
While searching through books on textual criticism at amazon.com, I noticed that Paul D. Wegner has a new, 208-page introduction to textual criticism coming out October 30th, 2005, A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, Methods and Results.
If his previous book, The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible, is any indication, it should be a good and interesting text. "The Journey" is an introductory overview of the textual transmission of the Bible throughout history. Many useful charts and images are provided, which are great for those like myself who learn better through visuals (eg. a chart of textual families and their sources and legible images of important manuscripts).
Unfortunately, there are few details on the new "Student's Guide to Textual Criticism" at the moment, so it is difficult to tell whether it might be an updated, paperback version of "The Journey". I will post more information on the book as it becomes available.