Do you have instructors who plan to use the Associated Press Stylebook for their classes?

Let us help you place your order for the new spiral-bound AP Stylebook, 56th Edition.

We now publish a new AP Stylebook every other year, instead of annually. If you still have the navy blue 55th Edition still in stock, this updated version replaces that Stylebook we released in 2020. 

You can only find the spiral-bound AP Stylebook on our website, and we have the exclusive rights to serve college bookstores. We have experience meeting your needs and we're happy to serve you.

You will find a detailed FAQ below. A few highlights:

  • We offer a 20% wholesale discount to qualifying college bookstores. You just need to create an account with your reseller tax ID number to claim your wholesale price. Retail is $34.95, you pay $27.95. ISBN is 978-0-917360-70-1.
  • If you need to set up an account, look for "Don't have an account yet?" on the right side of our homepage
  • If you've forgotten your username or password since you placed your last order, you can do an automated reset.
  • We have overhauled our Help Center. You can now submit a support ticket, ask a question via chat, call us toll-free at 833-249-5020 or email us at (NOTE: Our support phone number and email have changed since last year.)

A note for Follett bookstores: Follett headquarters will send us your order and payment, we will use your FedEx Collect account number and we will not charge shipping on your order. When you submit your order to headquarters, you do not need to include shipping charges. For additional guidance for Follett stores, click here (

We now sell AP Stylebook Online via the digital textbook platforms RedShelf and VitalSource. That means no inventory or shipping costs for you, and content that's updated throughout the year for your students.

If your campus uses RedShelf, our two product pages are:

If you use VitalSource, look for these product pages:

We encourage you to place your book order as soon as you can. Shipping has been taking longer than normal for many customers, with tracking information not consistently provided, and we want you to have your AP Stylebooks in time for the start of classes.

AP Stylebook order FAQs for college bookstores:


The Associated Press offers wholesale prices to college bookstores for our spiral-bound AP Stylebook.

The wholesale price for the Associated Press Stylebook, 56th Edition, is $27.95 per book, plus shipping. 

Retail price, printed on the back of the book, is $34.95.

You can find your shipping rate by adding your products to the shopping cart and entering your state and ZIP code in our website's checkout area. Select your shipper and speed to set your shipping rate.

If you prefer to use your FedEx or UPS account, we will charge shipping via your shipper while a $3.50 handling fee will remain on your invoice. You can add your shipping account number to your account by going to the settings page in the account dashboard.     





Creating your account

If you need to set up an account, look for "Don't have an account yet?" on the right side of our homepage. You will need an approved account to qualify for the wholesale rate.

Creating a college bookstore account on is easy: Simply enter a contact name, bookstore name and email address, then choose a password. On the final page of registration, enter your reseller tax ID number. If you don't have your reseller ID number handy, you can create your account and edit it later.

Once your account is verified, you will get the bookstore rate every time you log in and place an order.      


Placing your order

You can place your order online at You'll find the spiral-bound print Stylebook at the top of our online store.

Our ordering system is designed to be self service, including an invoice feature to serve those customers who need to pay by check. Choose “check” as your payment type and we will email you an invoice PDF, complete with shipping charges. 

We ship your books once we receive payment, so paying by credit card or e-check will get you your books more quickly.


Mailing a check

We will ship your books as soon as we receive your check at:

8605 Santa Monica Blvd
PMB 78951
West Hollywood, California 90069-4109

If you have done business with AP Stylebook in the past, please double check the mailing address on file to make sure you aren't sending to an outdated lockbox or office address.

Please include a copy of the invoice or the invoice number in the check’s memo line to speed your order processing.     


Purchase orders

We do not accept purchase orders. We must receive payment before we will ship books.

You can enter your purchase order number in our order form for your reference, if you like.     


Requesting a W-9 or vendor form

If you need a W-9 form, we offer that as a convenient download on our website.

If you have other vendor forms that must be completed, please contact customer support via our online form for assistance.     



We encourage you to only order the exact quantity you need, as we do not accept returns due to overstock.

We know this is different from the major publishers you work with. We only sell the AP Stylebook so we don't have a huge distribution system set up to accept overstock returns. We hope the low price of the book offsets the inconvenience.     


Status of your order

When you complete your order online, we ask for your email address. We will email you your tracking number so you know when to expect your books. 

We encourage you to enter an email address you check regularly, so we can keep you updated on your order status.

You can also log in to your customer dashboard and view your order history to see the tracking information on any of your orders.     


Need a copy of your invoice?

We will email you a receipt when we process your order, and our packing slip includes pricing details, as well.

If you need another copy of your receipt later, visit your account dashboard, where you can view orders, add a credit card on file, enter a collect shipping account and more.     


Desk copies

To request a desk copy for faculty members using the AP Stylebook in their classes, please fill out our desk copy request form or ask the instructor or department assistant to fill out the request, which asks for name of the professor, class name(s) and an email address for each instructor.     


Your college code

We no longer ask you for a Stylebook college code — instead, you will need to enter your reseller tax ID in your new customer profile. This is how we verify that you qualify for the wholesale rate.     


Customer support

We have updated and upgraded our customer support.

Check out our expanded FAQs, and if you don't find the answer you need, contact our Help Center by submitting a ticket, by calling 833-249-5020 or emailing (NOTE: Our support phone number and email have changed.)

You can now use chat to ask your questions, in addition to calling or submitting a ticket online. Don't have time to wait on hold? You can now leave a callback request and an agent will call you back. 

Agents are available to help you live Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

We hope you will find it easy to get your Stylebooks, but if you have questions or concerns, our support team is here to help.

We also offer information for college professors (