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AP Stylebook Online


Stylebook Online is the AP Stylebook but better. It includes:
— Updates throughout the year, with email notifications as the Stylebook’s editors add or change entries.
— Ask the Editor, where you can search thousands of previously answered questions in the archive and submit your own query.
— The ability to create your own custom listings and add notes on entries.
— Search functionality that makes it easier to find all listings relevant to your query, using either simple or advanced searches. Your custom notes and entries are all searchable, too.
— Mobile optimization so you can refer to AP style guidance on the go.
— The Briefing on Media Law’s framework for understanding legal questions commonly encountered in news gathering and publishing.
— Specialized chapters on sports, business, punctuation, data journalism, health and science, news values, polls and surveys, and digital security for journalists. New this year is a chapter on inclusive storytelling, while the chapters on religion and social media are revised.

AP Stylebook Online is easy to use. It’s a web-based tool so there’s nothing to download or install.

If you have a named-user subscription, which most users do, you just activate your account using the link we email you, then log in with your username and password. You’ll find it’s easiest to use Stylebook Online when you click “remember me” when you sign in.

If you have a concurrent-user license, we will ask you for your IP address and the name you would like in your URL, such as apstylebook.com/yourcompany. We will set it up from there and any of your team members on your IP address will be able to use Stylebook Online simply by going to that URL.

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AP Stylebook Online

AP Stylebook Online is a searchable, customizable guide for writers and editors that is updated throughout the year.

Your subscription includes the popular Ask the Editor feature, where you can ask your own questions and search thousands of past answers, and Topical Guides, offering guidance to help you write about events in the news.

The AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Stylebook Online builds on everything that’s in the print Stylebook, and makes it a more comprehensive, convenient resource.

Choose the right AP Stylebook online subscription for your needs:

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AP Stylebook Online rate card

Renewing subscribers receive a 10% discount off first-year rates, or 20% off if you opt in to our auto-renewal program.

General Rates

First-year Stylebook Online rateFirst year with 20% discount for enrolling in auto renewal First-year Stylebook & Webster's New World Online rateFirst year with 20% discount for enrolling in auto renewal
Individual user2923.204032

Named-User Licenses

10 named users230184320256
25 named users500400700560
50 named users9507601,3301,064
100 named users1,7501,4002,4501,960
175 named users3,0622,4504,2903,432
250 named users4,1253,3005,7754,620
375 named users6,1874,9508,6606,928
500 named users8,2506,60011,5509,240
750 named users12,0009,60016,80013,440
1,000 named users15,00012,00021,00016,800
1,750 named users26,25021,00036,75029,400
2,500 named users35,00028,00049,00039,200
5,000 named users70,00056,00098,00078,400
7,500 named users97,50078,000136,500109,200
10,000 named users130,000104,000182,000145,600

Concurrent-User Licenses

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25 concurrent users660528925740
50 concurrent users1,2701,0161,7801,424
100 concurrent users2,1901,7523,0652,452
175 concurrent users4,0003,2005,6004,480
250 concurrent users5,5504,4407,7706,216
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500 concurrent users10,7808,62415,10012,080
750 concurrent users16,00012,80022,40017,920
1,000 concurrent users18,92015,13626,50021,200
1,750 concurrent users34,12527,30047,77538,220
2,500 concurrent users46,75037,40065,45052,360
5,000 concurrent users92,40073,920129,360103,488


AP Member Rates

First-year Stylebook Online rate for AP membersFirst year with 20% discount for enrolling in auto renewal First-year Stylebook & Webster's New World Online rate for AP membersFirst year with 20% discount for enrolling in auto renewal
Individual user2318.403225.60

Named-User Licenses

10 named users185148260208
25 named users400320560448
50 named users7606081,065852
100 named users1,4001,1201,9601,568
175 named users2,4501,9603,4302,744
250 named users3,3002,6404,6203,696
375 named users4,9503,9606,9305,544
500 named users6,6005,2809,2407,392
750 named users9,6007,68013,44010,752
1,000 named users12,0009,60016,80013,440
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2,500 named users28,00022,40039,20031,360
5,000 named users56,00044,80078,40062,720
7,500 named users78,00062,400109,20087,360
10,000 named users104,00083,200145,600116,480

Concurrent-User Licenses

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100 concurrent users1,7501,4002,4501,960
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2,500 concurrent users37,40029,92052,36041,888
5,000 concurrent users73,92059,136103,50082,800