The book even covers direct stock purchase plans and dividend reinvestment plans, along with how the ex-dividend dates and all the other related dates work. The section on risk is also important.
What was a big surprise for me about the book (and in the interest of full disclosure) is that one of the recommended web sites as a resource was our sister site, WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
"Wall Street News Network provides a lot of stock databases, including lists of which stocks go ex-dividend in each month and the highest yield stocks in a variety of industries , all compiled in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Take a look at wallstreetnewsnetwork.com."
If you are fairly new to dividend stock investments, get the book Dividend Stocks For Dummies.