I worked with Rebecca Simpson for a decade while she was publicist at Random House New Zealand, and then publicity manager at Penguin Random House New Zealand, and was always impressed by her professionalism, imagination and love of books. Every writer wants to feel that the person entrusted with publicising their novels cares about their work and Rebecca was always a huge supporter of my books, both for adults and young readers alike. During her tenure I visited New Zealand three times to attend literary festivals and she made the trips both productive and enjoyable. I’ll certainly miss working with her but have no doubt that she’ll bring the same level of enthusiasm to any writer who’s lucky enough to work with her in the future.
I worked with Rebecca when I was launching my book at Penguin Random House in 2016. Rebecca was an absolute pleasure to work with and did a terrific job managing all areas of publicity for my book. She was consistently cheerful, helpful and encouraging throughout our time together, making for a truly wonderful experience. Rebecca’s organisation skills were fantastic, resulting in smooth sailing for all publicity events. As I was teenager at the time, the process of writing a cookbook was quite daunting. However, Rebecca’s supportive, outgoing and calm nature made the whole experience the best it could have been. I feel very lucky to have had her assistance during that time. Rebecca was very easy to communicate with, efficiently replying to all emails and texts almost immediately. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rebecca and believe she is outstanding at what she does.
During our book launching it was almost magical the way Rebecca organised everything, down to the last detail and it all went according to plan.
Rebecca made everything easy and we really enjoyed our tours she organised, both mine and my wifes. It was like having an angel looking out for us.
I had the pleasure of working with publicist, Rebecca Simpson, while promoting my book, Leading from Behind four years ago.
She impressed me with her professionalism, reliability, organisational skills and fun-loving personality.
During the promotion of my book, I was across all media platforms: television, radio and print. I had such a great time working with Rebecca. We had lots of fun promoting my book. Rebecca made the whole process seem effortless and I would love to work with her again.