Country Diary licensing roster strengthened

US publisher launching new English language books; Spotlight Licensing on board as US agent.

The licensing programme for The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady is set to welcome a raft of new product, as well as expanding in the US.

US publisher Rizzoli will roll out new English language books worldwide from March 27.

The packaged addition to Rizzoli’s Classic Reprint programme is filled with Edith Holden’s naturalist’s paintings and observations chronicling the English countryside throughout the year of 1906 and features a linen look textured cover with gold foiling and purple border.

In addition, Spotlight Licensing has been appointed as the new agent for the US and will manage merchandise licensing for the territory.

New product launches for 2018 include birthday calendars and family organisers from German calendar partner Heye Verlag, as well as refreshed wall calendar designs.

The Country Diary success story is bolstered by ongoing new product development from long-term card partner The Great British Card Company, which has launched a new range of cards and formats.

The Gifted Stationery Company will be launching new design collections for address books, folding wallets, notecards, shopping lists, sticky notes, folders and notebooks ,while Moonpig enhance its range with new designs.

Further lines include dairies and calendars, personalised gifting and colouring in books.

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