Louise Rhind-Tutt …
… is an award-winning freelance publicist specialising in traditional and digital PR campaigns for the book and publishing industries.
She most recently worked for the Random House Group (UK) Ltd for six years where authors included Susan Hill, David Lodge, Richard Mabey, Xinran, Sadie Jones, Caryl Phillips and Jonathan Littell.
Current freelance clients include National Geographic Books (UK), New Holland Publishers, McGraw-Hill, Random House International, Pan Macmillan, Open University Press and several authors.
Louise’s campaigns have been recognised at the highest levels of the book industry with several awards to her name:
- Shortlisted: Best Publicity Campaign for a Sports Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2011, for The Phantom of the Open: Maurice Flitcroft, The World's Worst Golfer by Scott Murray & Simon Farnaby (Yellow Jersey)
- Winner: Publicity Campaign of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2009 (trade Nibbies), for The Outcast by Sadie Jones (Chatto & Windus)
- Winner: Waterstone’s Award for Best Publicity Campaign at the Publisher’s Publicity Circle Quarterly Awards 2009, for The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (Chatto & Windus)
- Winner: The Bookseller Award for Hardback Fiction at the Publisher’s Publicity Circle Annual Awards 2008
- Shortlisted: Publisher’s Publicity Circle Annual Award, 2007
Having attended Manchester High School for Girls, Louise graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in 2002 with an MA in English Studies: Literature, Culture and Modernity, having completed a BA (Hons) in English & Drama.
Louise worked in the Publicity department at Yale University Press (UK), before spending 6 years at Random House as a Publicity Manager for Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Yellow Jersey and Square Peg.
Louise was elected Chair of the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) in 2006/2007, having been Press Officer for the Society for two years. Louise continues to support the SYP, and has taken part in several speaking engagements at SYP meetings and annual careers conferences as well as across schools and Universities to encourage and offer advice to young people looking to get into the publishing industry.
In September 2010, Louise started working as a freelance publicist specialising in traditional and digital PR campaigns for the book and publishing industries, with clients including Square Peg (Random House), Jonathan Cape, National Geographic Books, National Geographic Magazine, Long Barn Books, Hersilia Press and New Holland Publishers as well as several authors.