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 Post subject: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:57 pm 
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Where would be a good place to get a cheap, recent(-ish) copy of the AP Style Book?<p>I was amused and distressed to see that it's not free like the Grauniad's :- http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide/0,5817,184913,00.html<p>
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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:25 pm 
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AP sells them here..
Aside: It's ridiculous that AP charges its "members" for stylebooks. Perhaps it also charges its employees, which would explain a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:57 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
AP sells them here..
Aside: It's ridiculous that AP charges its "members" for stylebooks. Perhaps it also charges its employees, which would explain a lot.
<hr></blockquote><p>Not at the Guardian website it doesn't...<p>Erm, yeah I've seen the AP site selling them. I was hoping for a cheap, old copy. It's almost useless to me in Europe, but I'd like to have a glance at it anyway.<p>J...


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:09 pm 
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Try Amazon.com. They have a selection of used copies, many for under $10. <p>Unfortunately, I don't think these are the handy spiral-bound ones.


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:11 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Jason Walsh:
[QB]Where would be a good place to get a cheap, recent(-ish) copy of the AP Style Book?<p>QB]<hr></blockquote><p>Your job doesn't supply you with one? I just use the one I got at work.


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:58 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Jamal:
<p>Your job doesn't supply you with one? I just use the one I got at work.<hr></blockquote><p>
No, they provide a link to the Guardian style guide on the web. AP's not that useful over here due to Americanisations etc.<p>J...


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:17 am 
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The only hard copy I have goes back about 30 years, but I can't imagine it isn't mostly obsolete by now. <p>I bought an online subscription, since I need it for freelance work. It's been quite useful.<p>[ June 25, 2004: Message edited by: SusanV ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SusanV:
The only hard copy I have goes back about 30 years, but I can't imagine it isn't mostly obsolete by now. <p>[ June 25, 2004: Message edited by: SusanV ]<hr></blockquote><p>
Wow, that was a lot of negatives!


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 Post subject: Re: AP Style Book
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:42 pm 
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You could also try www.half.com, an offshoot of eBay that tends to have very low prices on just about anything.


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