The book Baby Led Weaning is very good as mentioned above. There is also a website with a forum which i found very helpful www.babyledweaning.com
. Also there are a few threads here with ideas.
It was a great success for us with DS2 though I did a combination of BLW and spoon feeding in the earlier days and gave DS his own spoon at the same time. I found soft fruits like melons pears peaches etc good for starting off as well as cooked carrot sticks, slices of chicken, pasta, wholemeal bread etc after a while.