Brands with Influence Worldwide has confirmed that Frances Lincoln will be launching a range of premium branded stationery products based on The Famous Five in 2015.
Following the Enid Blyton Estate’s recent appointment of Brands with Influence Worldwide to manage the licensing programmes across three of Enid Blyton’s most famous series, BWI launched the brands at BLE last year and have been delighted with the level of response from the licensing community.
“We’re very privileged to be working on these three prestigious literary brands – The Famous Five, The Secret Seven and The Naughtiest Girl,” commented Dom Wheeler, director, Brands with Influence. “The response has been really positive and it’s terrific that we’ll be working with Frances Lincoln in getting The Famous Five stationery range underway."
Karen Lawler, executive manager of licensing at the Enid Blyton Estate, added: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Frances Lincoln on this range. Enid Blyton was fiercely enthusiastic about children’s literacy and we are confident that the products will delight a new generation of loyal fans who hold The Famous Five close to their hearts."
The three initial stationery products from Frances Lincoln will include a hard back real linen covered note book, a box of 30 postcards and a notelet book. The products will feature the classic Eileen Soper cover artwork and will be presented for the first time at Spring Fair next month.
“The strength and adoration for The Famous Five books internationally, gives us great confidence in creating a long term successful stationery range that we will sell across the World,” added Etta Saunders, stationery publisher at Frances Lincoln.