2019 AP Stylebook (print edition)

2019 AP Stylebook (print edition)

The classic, practical spiral-bound edition is published each spring. The 2019 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes more than 200 new or revised entries, with chapters covering data journalism, business, fashion, food, religion and sports terms, as well as media law, news values, punctuation, social media, polls and surveys and a new chapter on health and science.

The new AP Stylebook, 55th Edition, will go on sale May 27.

  • Sign up for automated book delivery and we will ship you the new edition of the AP Stylebook each spring before it goes on sale. You will save 20 percent on the cost of the book every year. This year, pay $19.95 instead of $24.95.


At 647 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Read the press release.

The classic spiral-bound Stylebook lies flat on your desk, making it easy for you to refer to an entry multiple times as you write or edit. The Associated Press releases a new edition each spring, compiling additions and changes that have been made throughout the year on AP Stylebook Online. The 2019 Stylebook includes more than 200 new and updated entries since the 2018 edition, including a new health and science chapter.


Changes in the 2019 Stylebook include:

  • A new health and science chapter with guidelines on choosing stories and proper usage of scientific journals, as well as a primer on types of scientific studies and other coverage guidance.
  • New entries on vaping, budtender, deepfake and cryptocurrency.
  • Revised guidance that accent marks can be used with names of people who request them or are widely known to use them, or if quoting directly in a language that uses them.
  • Revised guidance that the % sign can be used in most cases.
  • An updated and expanded entry on suicide, including when and how it is acceptable to report a suicide method and guidance to avoid reporting the contents of notes or letters.
  • Several sports betting terms, such as “integrity fee” and sportsbook.
  • Expanded guidance on hyphenation.
  • An appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
  • ISBN: 978-0-917360-68-8
  • Page count: 648
  • Binding: Spiral-bound
  • Cost: $24.95; $19.95 for AP members and college bookstores
  • Shipping available by UPS, USPS and FedEx. Add a book or books to your shopping cart, then use the shipping estimator tool on the right to see prices for each shipping method.
  • Read the announcement press release.
Product FAQ

The ‘AP vs. Chicago Manual’ rivalry meme?

That’s just editors having fun. There’s room at the top for more than one style, and this lifelong Chicago devotee knows that for journalists and news organizations, AP Stylebook is the definitive, up-to-the-minute reference.

Carol Saller

Author, “The Subversive Copy Editor” Contributing editor, Chicago Manual of Style

Sara Ziegler

President, ACES: The Society for Editing Assistant sports editor, FiveThirtyEight

The AP Stylebook is indispensable to me.

When I can quickly apply a style rule, I have more time for focusing on the bigger picture in whatever I’m editing. Clean and concise copy is our goal, and the AP Stylebook helps make that possible.

The AP Stylebook is an invaluable resource

used by media organizations and professional communicators worldwide to ensure their content is written using the highest editorial standards and will be well received by editors and other target audiences. It is the final arbiter in editorial debates regarding style, formatting, spelling or related topics. It is a must for everyone in the communications industry.

Neil Hershberg

Senior vice president, global media, Business Wire


Cart is Empty

View cart
Total:  $0.00

Need a quote?

You can get a price quote by adding your products to the shopping cart and clicking the "Request Price Quote" button in the right column. That will allow you to create an email with the price quote information that includes a PDF of the quote that you can use to place the order.


If you don't have an account yet, register now. It's quick and easy, and once we verify that you qualify for discounted pricing, you'll get that price every time you log in.

Forgot your username or password? Get help logging in.

Have a question about whether you qualify for a discount? Read more on our help center.

Sign up for our newsletter

Keep up to date on style news. Sign up for our stylish monthly e-newsletter by submitting your email address below.

Additional Resources

Add the publications cited in the AP Stylebook bibliography to your library.

View list