The Book Marketing Society is the representative body of marketing and communications professionals working within the book industry. We oversee a regular Awards programme, and produce a lively programme of member meetings, workshops, and social events, alongside training & development opportunities. Anyone who works for a book publisher, agency, retailer or associated area in communications is eligible to join.


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Award showcase

Enjoy highlights of our latest campaign award winners. BMS Members are able to view the campaign details of Award winning and notable campaigns. Click here to find out more.

  • VINTAGE Summer

    An original campaign which promoted these classic titles as ideal holiday reads. It include well-thought out Instagram design and bibliotherapy sessions.

    Submission by: VINTAGE

    Category: Multi-title campaign

  • Birthday Boy / David Baddiel

    This well-considered awareness campaign built on previous campaigns including amazing character creative and activity map and resulting in a better return on investment.

    Submission by: HarperCollins Children's Books

    Category: Children’s (above £2.5k)

  • Secrets of a Sun King / Emma Carroll

    This campaign targeted teachers with thorough and engaging materials, bringing the book into the classroom and resulting in trade success and good return on investment with a second Waterstones Book of the Month for the author.

    Submission by: Faber & Faber

    Category: Children’s (above £2.5k)

  • Room to Dream / David Lynch

    Successful marketing in this campaign in spite of the author’s absence included the clever idea of live-streaming a ‘Lynchathon’: an eighteen hour long viewing of Twin Peaks: The Return for fans, and the well-handled ‘1 week out’ embargo.

    Submission by: Canongate

    Category: Non-Fiction (above £2.5k)