“That bible of the newspaper industry” — American Bookseller, June 1997More People Write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and more writers — over 1,500,000 — have bought The Associated Press Stylebook than any other journalism reference book. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines on how to write photo captions, file copy over a wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel.This edition of The AP Stylebook has been updated throughout to keep pace with world events, common usage, and the service’s procedures. Its lay-flat binding allows writers to use the book while typing just as they would use a spiral-bound edition.

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