This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
but if you need just preparing your report take a look at Ireport http://ireport.sourceforge.net which is a WYSIWYG like report designer , there are also some other report designer for jasper report , you can find them from the jasperReport web site.
I suggest that you check out BIRT a project from Eclipse foundation , it will highly ease designing reports and charts http://www.eclipse.org/birt/