Why now’s the right time to join the BookMachine global community

Memberships for joining the BookMachine community are changing, with our prices set to increase for our +CAMPUS and Teams memberships from Monday 12th July.

Before this happens, we want to let you know that prices for existing members – whether you’re on a monthly or annual subscription – will remain the same throughout the lifetime of your membership.

This means that, if you sign up before Sunday 11th July, you can make some big savings.

This includes saving £40/year on an individual annual +CAMPUS membership, which includes access to our suite of BookMachine CAMPUS video courses.

If you’ve been thinking about joining our book publishing community for a little while but haven’t taken the plunge yet, here’s what you need to know…

Access 16+ hours of skills training

The growing library +CAMPUS video courses are designed to help you up-skill, re-skill or learn completely new skills that you need to develop in your publishing career. They are delivered by industry experts and cover a range of topics, skills and knowledge – from content marketing and social media strategies to leadership, productivity, SEO, publicity, rights and lots more.

With a +CAMPUS membership, you can take any or all of the 16 courses already available. They are no more than 1 hour in length, and split into bite-sized modules to help facilitate your learning – and fit in around your already busy schedule. A new batch of courses will be launching later this year, so why not start taking a few existing modules this summer to prepare?

Sign up before Monday 12th July and stick with the current price of £14/month, or £140/year (inclusive of VAT), before it increases to £18/month or £180/year thereafter.

Sign up your entire team for less

What if you want to sign up your entire department or in-house team? With a Teams membership, you can sign up 2–100 colleagues to both the BookMachine Community and CAMPUS courses to help boost their professional development and get them connecting outside of the office culture.

Current prices vary depending on the number of team members you would like to invite, but you can make a saving of up to £1000/year if you sign up your team before Monday 12th July. If you’re interested in signing up for Teams, please contact us for more info and we can start you on the right track.

Prices for Community members are staying put

If you’ve been eyeing up a Community membership, these are staying at £10/month or £100/year (yes, that’s two months free!). However, there’s no need to hang around if you want to join us. Sign up today and book to come along to our UK Publishers’ Walk and Talk event on 18th July in Surrey, tap into the archive of Wednesday Wisdom interviews with publishing experts, and book onto our next Unplugged events of 2021 completely free (usually £5 +VAT).

Things are growing from here

Don’t worry if you’re still not in a position to join us before the new pricing changes come into effect. When you are ready, there will be even more perks on offer to reflect the increased fee. We will be adding to our ever-growing CAMPUS course library and partnering up with even more organisations that can boost your career and help you make those vital connections – ensuring that the investment in yourself will pay off.

We are also launching the BookMachine app later this year, so you can meet even more people in the industry and take the community with you wherever you go – especially as some of us are moving back into the office.

Additionally, whilst everything we do is targeted towards book publishing professionals who have 10+ years of experience in the industry, we know that lots of our member perks are extremely useful to publishing hopefuls, career-changers and people who are seeking employment within the industry. That’s why we’re introducing this new discount that gets you 50% off your first year of membership for students and jobseekers. Watch this space for more!

I hope we have the opportunity to connect soon!

Aimee Dewar is Marketing and Design Manager at BookMachine, where she leads the branding and marketing of The BookMachine Community and manages its social media presence. Having completed a Publishing MA in 2016, Aimee joined the BookMachine team at the height of the 2020 pandemic after a period of freelancing with clients such as Hope Road, Zed Books and Red Circle, as well as a collective of authors. She has since helped the BookMachine community grow its membership of publishing people and regularly works with partners from across the industry.