Source: Surge Licensing

Independent author and illustrator Diane Alber appointed Surge Licensing to develop a full consumer products program inspired by her Amazon chart-topping kids’ books.

Over the past three years, Alber has published more than 50 books branded under three banners: Inspire to Create, Inspire to Create a Better You, and Never Let A…

Under the new deal, Surge will look to license Alber’s popular characters, including Scribble, Little Spot, and Unicorn.

“Diane’s books have resonated with kids and their parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers across the U.S., inspiring kids to be creative, use their imaginations and helping them to understand emotions,” says Elan Freedman, executive vice president, Surge Licensing. “There are countless possibilities to develop consumer products that will further engage children with Diane’s stories and characters, and we look forward to working with licensing partners across multiple categories, starting with publishing and expanding into toys, apparel, back-to-school, home décor and more, to develop a program that truly reflects the passion and sentiment in her books.”

All of Alber’s books come with sticker sheets, and additional coloring books, sketchbooks, and sticker books have been created for many of the titles.