My recommendation is, "Photography" by Barbara London and John Upton. This is a book written primary to be a college textbook so the latest version is incredibly expensive. You can get older editions for close to nothing. They didn't change all that much except for digital related content.

This is a book on photography, not just printing in darkroom. It will give you a pretty good overview of the entire photography "business".

If you are just starting out, my recommendation is to start simply. Ansel's books and "Way beyond" books are great but if you don't know the basics, you may get lost in them. Conversely, if you are already familiar with the basics, "Photography" may not give you what you want.

If you are in US and think this may be the right book for you, I have an old copy that I can give it to you for free if you want to pay for shipping.