Join the BMS

Anyone working for a publisher, bookseller or other associated area of the book industry with an interest in communications is eligible to join the BMS.


Every member benefits from:

  • Free attendance at each Member Meeting (x 4 in 2019) with exciting guest speakers and case-studies
  • A free bar after the meeting providing a fantastic opportunity to network with speakers and fellow members
  • Free attendance at the Agenda Setting Breakfasts, launched at the end of last year with Twitter Europe VP Bruce Daisley’s motivational session
  • The opportunity to submit for (and win!) the BMS Seasonal Awards, now with an improved submission form, new categories and automatic entry for winners onto the British Book Awards Marketing Strategy of the Year longlist
  • Priority access to James Spackman’s sell-out Masterclasses looking at campaigns in depth – only available to members
  • A discounted membership rate for the Primer Day and Development Workshops
  • The opportunity to promote job vacancies to the whole membership via the BMS website and social media platforms


 The fee structure is as follows:

  • Standard member (ie: marketer within a publisher, bookseller) – £84.00 per year
  • Industry member (ie: from a body such as the BA, PA, Nielsen) – £300.00 per year

Freelancers are entitled to join the BMS at a flat rate of £120.00 per year.

We also offer a discount of 25% for regional publishers or booksellers who are unable to attend the meetings:

Regional member – £63.00

Subscription payments also go towards funding four places on the annual BMS Primer Day for individuals interested in starting a career in marketing within the book industry.

Payments are due each January – members joining during the year will pay a pro-rata’d rate.


If you’d like to join, simply click the button below to email us, letting us know how many memberships you wish to purchase.