BMS represents marketers within the book industry. It champions marketing professionalism and helps raise the profile of the best marketing campaigns within the book industry. Anyone working for a publisher, bookseller, wholesaler or other associated areas of the book industry is eligible for membership.

The BMS can help deliver:

  • learning from peers
  • networking opportunities
  • a forum to debate industry initiatives
  • a briefing centre with news on trends and marketing technology
  • career opportunities
  • a higher profile for marketing within the book industry, through awards and events


Membership of the BMS offers:

  • case studies from award winning marketers
  • discussions with colleagues in the book industry on marketing issues
  • top-level marketing insights from other industries

Membership is open to anyone and includes:

  • Three Member Meetings a year, with industry and outside speakers on topics of interest to marketers, drinks, networking, and presentations on forthcoming marketing opportunities
  • Eligibility to enter your campaigns for consideration in the BMS Marketing Campaign Awards (both Seasonal and Annual)
  • Ability to post job vacancies and events on the BMS website
  • Social events
  • Collaboration with the Publishers Publicity Circle


The BMS subscription scheme is based on company turnover (as measured by Nielsen Bookscan). Any member of staff in a company in membership who is engaged or interested in book promotion and communications will now be entitled to come to meetings (space permitting).

We offer a discount of 30% for regional publishers who aren’t able to regularly attend meetings or training days (includes access to members’ areas on the website and Facebook group)

*Freelancers are entitled to join the BMS at a flat rate of £135

Level Price  
Annual turnover of £175m+ £3,500 Select
Annual turnover of £125m-175m £2,000 Select
Annual turnover of £75m-£125m £1,100 Select
Annual turnover of £40m-£75m £900 Select
Annual turnover of £25m-£40m £750 Select
Annual turnover of £10m-£25m £575 Select
Annual turnover of £5m-£10m £400 Select
Annual turnover of under £5m £300 Select
Annual turnover of under £1m £195 Select
Freelancers £135 Select


For more details on membership please contact