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Carte Blanche signs book deal with Autumn Group

My Blue Nose FriendsCarte Blanche Group has forged a major new book publishing deal for its much loved Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends brand.

Autumn Group, part of Bonnier Publishing Ltd, will publish in several formats including children’s storybooks, board books, Learn to Read books, wall charts and book and gift sets under license from Autumn/ Winter 2014.

Sam Kelly, Head of Licensing at CBG, said: “This fantastic book publishing deal will allow us to bring the characters to life, giving an extra dimension which we’re certain children and parents will love. The brand has an endearing focus on friendship, sharing and fun and we look forward to seeing that translated into print. We’re thrilled at the way Autumn Group has embraced the brand, and look forward to a strong relationship for many years to come.”

Autumn Group MD, Perminder Mann says: “We are extremely excited about partnering with Carte Blanche at Autumn Group to create a new range of Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends books. It is a fantastic evergreen brand and we are embracing the opportunity to grow and develop it together to reach parents and children everywhere.”

The deal is the latest in a series of new licensing ventures to be unveiled by the Carte Blanche Group. New partnerships announced this month include an agreement between Mind Candy and The Carte Blanche Group that will see Carte Blanche creating a range of Moshi Monsters collectable, plush, gifting and soft toys from Spring 2014.

Further announcements are expected over the coming few days.