I’ve prepared two short e-books that should be helpful.
Introduction to Options:The Basics
The first is a short introduction to options. It covers the basic concepts and was written for the true novice, or someone who is just getting started with options.
Download your copy. It’s free: Note that there is a shopping cart, but the final cost is zero.
The Rookie’s Guide to Options. Sampler
If you are considering buying The Rookie’s Guide to Options, take a look at this version. It is very short and contains a brief introduction to each chapter. This provides an idea of what’s in the book. Same deal: shopping cart, but zero cost.