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We created BookMachine to help publishing professionals feel connected, learn new things, grow professionally and improve their prospects.

Join BookMachine today, if you would like to dip into an accessible community, whilst you develop your career.



All the benefits of a Community membership PLUS…

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"BookMachine is THE hub for publishing professionals. From well-planned courses to a wealth of fantastic online resources there’s nothing else quite like it."
Lyndsey Mayhew
Associate Director at The Book Publicist

We absolutely love the publishing industry and the people in it and initially set up BookMachine for ourselves and our friends from work! We were fed up of:

So in 2010 we set up BookMachine, as an antidote to all of this, and haven’t looked back. We know that since the pandemic, many of our members have relied even more on our community to connect with others and continue to grow professionally – and we have tweaked the entire programme to cater for this.
“BookMachine is an approachable and inclusive group that brings together a great bunch of people from across the publishing industry – I always enjoy the events that I attend. And for anyone looking to build on their skills, their training courses are highly relevant”
Alison Hope
Vice-President, Business Development - Europe, Emerald Publishing

8 things you get as part of a BookMachine membership

Virtual events

BookMachine Unplugged events have been programmed to inspire you with real insights into what is working in publishing right now.

Valuable contacts

Get to know 100s of existing members. These include in-house professionals, talented freelancers, agencies and industry suppliers and more.

Exclusive content

Access the exclusive BookMachine member archives. These include recordings of interviews from the Wednesday Wisdom series.

Member discounts

Take advantage of further discounts from The Bookseller, BookBrunch, CIEP, BIC, The Book Pitch Doctor and more

Online courses

CAMPUS video courses (included in the +CAMPUS membership) and discounted CAMPUS Live courses are led by leading industry professionals and trainers and have been designed to help you upskill and reskill.

Global perspectives

Our members are based all over the world. Current members are from The UK, The USA, Spain, France, Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Ecuador, Malta, India and Cyprus.

Social events

We invite members to keep their cameras on, whilst we facilitate discussions and help you to forge new connections.

Promotional opportunities

Share your own news to 100s of other members in our monthly member newsletters.

“Throughout what has been a challenging year for in-person events, BookMachine has evolved to deliver well organised online courses containing a wealth of knowledge for publishing professionals. If you want to stay ahead of the latest innovations within the industry, I highly recommend that you join.
Andrew Bromley
Marketing Manager, Ingram Content Group

Get instant access to BookMachine today

If you are ready to take your publishing career to the next level, build your professional network and feel more inspired and motivated at work, then choose between the packages below and click the buttons to join us.

1% of our total membership revenue in 2021 will go to Book Aid International via our charity partnership with Work for Good.

Community (Monthly)

£ 10
Month (incl. VAT)
  • Access to virtual events and discounted training

+CAMPUS (Monthly)

£ 18
Month (incl. VAT)
  • Access to BookMachine CAMPUS Video Courses

Community (Annual)

£ 100
(incl. VAT)
  • Get 2 months free with an annual membership

+CAMPUS (Annual)

£ 180
(incl. VAT)
  • Get 2 months free with an annual membership

BookMachine for Teams

  • Your team might be busier than ever, but they still need time for professional development and ways to connect with other publishing professionals. BookMachine Teams has been created for teams who are keen to keep developing, whether at home or in the office.

BookMachine for
Students & Job Seekers

  • If you’re in full-time education or you’re currently seeking a role in the industry, get a 50% discount for one year on a BookMachine +CAMPUS membership – with complete access to our growing library of video courses.

    A Student/Jobseeker one-year membership is a great way to build your confidence and kickstart your journey to developing key publishing skills in content marketing, social media strategy, pitching, publicity, rights and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

We focus on publishing skills and take inspiration from across the industry. Whether you are working in trade (fiction, non-fiction, Children’s), academic, education or STM you will find ideas and people to work with on BookMachine.
Yes. When we are programming events and courses, we tend to focus on people with 10 to 15 years of industry experience. However, if you have less (or more) experience then you are still welcome to join us.
Each month we introduce all new members to the rest of the community via email. We will use this opportunity to point people to your BookMachine member profile. We also encourage all new members to attend our monthly member party, to meet some of our regular members.

Officially no. CAMPUS Video courses are included with a +CAMPUS membership. However, if you head to the top of this page you’ll see that our Productivity course is now free for those who would like to try a course before signing up.

Yes. You can find Publishing Events here and buy your individual tickets. We will email you all the information you need to join the event or course.

It’s a great time for you to take ownership of your career. It’s as simple as that. If you really want to connect to a wider pool of industry contacts, learn new things, grow professionally and improve your prospects then you need support and a community. BookMachine is your best bet.

Yes. Simply cancel your current subscription and then subscribe again from the same account. You will keep your account, your contacts and all the other information you have shared with the community.

No. However, you can sign up for a month and make your final decision after that.

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at [email protected].

We have teamed up with Work for Good to donate 1% of our total membership revenue in 2022 to support the British Red Cross in their work in Ukraine and around the world – with millions of volunteers across 191 countries working to prevent or ease human suffering. Thank you for helping us raise money with your membership.
“I’ve been going to BookMachine events for almost a decade and it’s been a huge influence on my career because of the contacts and even friendships I’ve made there. It’s what gave me the courage to start my own business, and a great source of support.”
John Pettigrew
CEO, We Are Futureproofs Ltd