The Book Marketing Society was launched in November 2004 with the objective of becoming the representative body of marketing within the book industry. As such, it champions marketing professionalism with the ultimate goal of expanding the UK book market. Anyone who works for a book publisher, book retailer or book wholesaler is eligible for membership, including those working in associated areas of the publishing and book retailing industry.
The BMS can help deliver:
collaborative projects
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, events and market research



We know that there are many challenges facing book publishers in the digital age and current climate. One of them is how your marketing and publicity activities can maximise exposure for all of the books you publish, at a time when budgets are tight or shrinking and market conditions are tough.

Whatever your precise challenges, our portfolio of digital marketing solutions can be tailored to meet your needs:
Our magazine website, Nudge, allows content created by you and your authors to be seen by more people than your website alone can reach
Our Real Readers service gets your books out to carefully selected book lovers, generating review coverage and word-of-mouth
Our e-mail marketing reaches thousands of people every week
Our book reviews are independent and well respected



The Reading Agency are a charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more. They work with many partners but in particular with libraries because they offer everyone equal access to books and reading. They run creative programmes, which help people feel inspired and confident about reading. Reading can help take you out of unemployment, into education, connect you to your community, raise your spirits and fire your imagination. Because everything changes when we read.



National Book Tokens have been inspiring book lovers since 1932. National Book Tokens are the only gift cards and gift vouchers accepted in all major bookselling chains and independents across the UK and Ireland. The perfect gift for any occasion, from birthdays and Christmas to congratulations and Mother’s Day; from exam results and Father’s Day to back-to-school or perhaps as a simple “thank you”.



The Booksellers Association is a membership organization for all booksellers in the UK & Ireland, and they represent over 95% of booksellers. The BA represents and promotes its membership and provides a full range of products and services to members.

Key services include National Book Tokens, the award-winning Batch payments and returns service and World Book Day, as well as a full range of other services.



newbooks is published by guise marketing.

newbooks, a bi-monthly magazine aimed at readers and reading groups, was first published in 2000. From the start the magazine has been a remarkable success, and with its genuinely unique selling proposition – the offer of free copies of each of our featured titles every issue – newbooks has become a firm favourite with readers far and wide.


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Midas Public Relations is a leading PR agency with a strong track record of producing effective campaigns for consumer, arts, publishing and corporate clients.