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Paperback Deliveries on Hold in South Africa Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

We have just been notified by our printers in South Africa that no deliveries of paperbacks will be performed during the current lockdown in the country. This is due tot he fact that books and deliveries thereof is not seen as an emergency service in the current COVID-19 situation.

We have not been notified of any delays in paperback deliveries from any of our other distributors around the world. As far as we know, Amazon is still doing deliveries to those countries where no lockdown is in place. However, we must assume that soon there will be delays until the current situation has stabalised.

Orders for paperbacks can still be made, and the funds will be used to pay for the printing services. However, deliveries in South Africa will only resume once the lockdown has been removed.

We will inform you once we have been updated further. We advise everyone to please take this situation very seriously for your and your family’s sake.

Luthando Ningiza’s two Christian Books Now Available for Preorder

We are proud to announce the coming launch of fellow South African Luthando Ningiza’s two Christian books, Greatness of God and God of Mankind. These two books have been a spiritual journey for him to write, so it is with great pleasure that we can help him to spread his message.

Both books will launch on 1 April 2020, and no, this is not an April Fool’s joke. The books contain Luthando’s personal thoughts on God and his compassion, as well as ways that humankind can grow closer to Him.

If you are looking for books to read to help you on your journey with God, then these are the books for you. Feel free to click on any of the images below to read more about them. You may also visit Luthando’s author page to read his biography.

Suzana Sjenicic’s ‘Anxiety Free – English Edition’ Is Now Available For Preorder

3 April 2020 is going to be a very exciting day! We have really been enjoying working on the English Edition of Suzana Sjenicic‘s Anxiety Free, which was original published in Serbian as “Oslobodjeni anksioznosti”.

We have had a long professional relationship with Suzana, since our journey started in 2017 with our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written. We are therefore very honoured to be able to publish her first book on Anxiety here in English. The Serbian Edition did so well, selling out stock within the first few days, that we felt that it is extremely necessary to bring the same book to the English world.

Preorders are now live for her book. With the anxiety that comes with the current COVID-19 situation, you may well be needing a book that shows various strategies when dealing with stress and anxiety. Suzana’s book perfectly describes the types of anxiety out there, and various ways that can help you cope.

So feel free to head on over to Amazon for the ebook preorder, or to our own page in our Library if you want to order either the Paperback or Ebook editions from us directly. As from 3 April 2020, both will be available from all our leading online retail outlets.

“Many of us feel anxious on a daily basis. Whether it be stress at work or college, family problems, the usual crowds on the streets and city transportation, or some daily routine that is no longer so simple; there is a feeling that the problems are overwhelming and that they are taking control of us and that there is nothing we can do about it. Anxiety makes us anxious about the future or keeps us burdened with the past. Neither of these two is healthy and both of these things can significantly weaken and exhaust us, both mentally and physically.

With the tips and practical exercises this book provides, you will learn how to recognize anxiety symptoms in yourself and in your loved ones. Learn how to control your own panic and anxiety attacks and how to help a loved one with a similar problem. Get rid of harmful patterns and enhance and enrich your life with serenity and well-being.”

Debbie Stansfield’s Fantasy Tale, Nornien Odyssey, is now available

Celenic Earth Publications is proud to announce that Debbie Stansfield’s first fantasy novel, Nornien Odyssey, is now available for purchase!

Debbie has come a long road since it was originally published by an American scam publisher, and is now happy to have it republished in it’s newly edited form. We have made a lot of effort to make sure it is as polished as possible, and to make it available all around the world.

The Book’s page has been updated now with links to its online availability. We are in the process of establishing a local launch for Debbie in her hometown, and will be sure to inform those of you who live in the Free State, South Africa, when it is available.

Free State radio stations and newspapers will soon be releasing interviews and news on this wonderful release, and as we get copies we will be sure to share them on our website.

For now, feel free to click on the image below to read more about the book and its online availability.

Debbie Stansfield’s fantasy Novel, Nornien Odyssey, to be released 17 Feb 2020

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce a new novel that will be hitting the online stands soon. The Oracle Runes 1: Nornien Odyssey is the first epic fantasy novel to be written by Debbie Stansfield, and is the first book in a trilogy that will be released.

Debbie has been working on this trilogy for many years. In fact, we were there when she first started writing it. It is such a pleasure to finally see this volume being published like it should in the hands of a proper publisher, and not lying dormant in the hands of a company that is now defunct and being hunted down for scamming thousands of writers.

Now that that is out of the way, we are proud to say that the ebook and paperback will be released on 17 February 2020, and you have the chance to preorder it now through the Book’s page in our Library or on Amazon. There are options for South Africans to purchase through PayFast, or international buyers to use PayPal.

If you would like to read more on Debbie and her author website, feel free to follow this link.

Luthando Ningiza Set to Publish His two Christian books About God’s Greatness

Over the last few years, Celenic Earth Publications has mostly focused on fiction and anthologies. We may have had some spiritual short stories in our anthology volumes, but we’ve never actually published any religious or spiritual books.

Until now. We met with Cape Town citizen Luthando Ningiza a few weeks ago who spoke to us about his desire to publish his books about God. His message was so heart-spoken that it was easy to see where his passion lies.

We are currently working on two of his books that will be released at the same time, namely “Greatness of God” and “God of Mankind”. Luthando is currently working on several other books at the moment.

We will keep you updated on the launch of his books. For now, here is a biography on Luthando.

My name is Luthando Cevyen Ningiza, familiarly known as Luthando. Luthando is a combination of two simple words; that is:

 “ Lu => it’s ” and “ thando  => Love  ”.

That we can say, the name Luthando means nothing else but  ‘ it’s love

My Historical background :

I was born and grew up in a very small town, but with exciting people with lots of talent that needed to be developed. The town is in the Province of the Eastern Cape, Queenstown, South Africa. I was born in October 1972.

About Me :

I grew up in a disadvantaged extended family. I grew up under the parental guidance of my grandparents, my mother’s parents. I never experienced any bond with my biological father, but that never broke me, as the guidance of my grandparents never let me to feel that in my life; instead it made me dream big.

I did my schooling around the local schools from primary to high school, up until I finished my matriculation in 1994.

After high school. I went from one college to another doing short courses, where I managed to achieve my Tertiary diploma and certificates.

While I was still at high school. I had this thing and a dream in me of seeing my self writing and publishing my own books. Though at that time, I never knew what I would write about.

Then in 1999, December. I went to Cape Town, Western Cape to look for a job as a man.

While I was walking in the streets of Cape Town, during the first six months of arriving in Cape Town, I met with the Lord Jesus Christ and became a born again child of God.

Two years later and onward, things for me became sour. Things did not go the way I wanted and it was unpleasant for me. I experienced one hardship after another, but there were those two songs that we kept singing at my Church that motivated me and it let me never to give up on life, but to keep pressing on. The lyrics of the songs goes as :

1) “I know the Lord will make a way for me. If I press on, He gives me power, to press on, Jesus in me, will make a way for me….! ”.

2) “I don’t see no way down… I came to far from where I started from. Nobody told me, my life will be easy. I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me…. ”

I am a single father of two lovely kids. A boy and a girl. A love them a lot. They mean the whole world to me.

I consider other people better than myself.

What inspired me to write my books

The world we are living today is sad and painful at times. People have just lost hope, they have been disappointed by the people they have trusted. Things are not going well with their lives. They have tried to do their best, but they see their best not going well.

People are in pain, anxiety and depression.

Writing these books were the inspiration to me to go out there and open people’s minds and their way of thinking, to encourage them to open up their eyes and see that there is an awesome God out there. The very same God who was there during the times of the ancient days, is still that very same God who created heaven and earth.

He is that God who still longs for His people to come closer to Him, to trust and seek Him, and to let all their burdens to Him.

I felt something inspired me deep down to write these books in order to play a vital role to encourage and motivate God’s people, whatever they are experiencing. They must not loose hope, they must stand up and come closer to God, also to trust and obey. If they do good, they watch their ways and walk accordingly, and they think positively, they will find peace and comfort in their lives, for there is no other way to be happy, but to trust and obey the Lord the creature.

Psychotherapist Suzana Sjenicic’s Serbian Book About Anxiety to be Published in English

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that we are collaborating with Serbian-born Suzana Sjenicic in order to bring her book about anxiety to the English world! The original Serbian version (link here) was published in February 2019 and was sold out not long thereafter.

We are all to happy to publish the English version. Suzana was featured in our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, and we’ve been looking forward to working with her again ever since. She has a natural talent for writing, and as a psychotherapist based in New York, USA, she now writes books that deals with mental and physical health.

Suzana Sjenicic was born in 1989 in Pancevo, Serbia. She moved to New York with her parents at the age of 15, where today she practices psychotherapy in private practice. In her free time, she enjoys writing fictional short stories, some of which were published in various anthologies including our very own. Along with psychotherapy, Suzana is a columnist for a Serbian women’s magazine. She organizes and holds workshops on various mental health topics.

If one reads the blurb for the book, one can instantly recognise the need for such a volume. In a world filled with stress and anxiety, it is always great to get some advice from the experts:

Many of us feel anxious on a daily basis. Whether it be stress at work or college, family problems, the usual crowds on the streets and city transportation, or some daily routine that is no longer so simple; there is a feeling that the problems are overwhelming and that they are taking control of us and that there is nothing we can do about it. Anxiety makes us anxious about the future or keeps us burdened with the past. Neither of these two is healthy and both of these things can significantly weaken and exhaust us, both mentally and physically.

With the tips and practical exercises this book provides, you will learn how to recognize anxiety symptoms in yourself and in your loved ones. Learn how to control your own panic and anxiety attacks and how to help someone who has a similar problem in your area. Get rid of harmful patterns and enhance and enrich your life with serenity and well-being.

With the Serbian version already reaching sales heights, we are sure the English version will also be a major sell-out. We will keep you up to date with further details of the book as we prepare it for publishing.

Photography courtesy of Goran Veljic

2020: A new Year, a New Beginning

Here we are with a new year. New beginnings, new goals to achieve. There is a new energy on the horizon and we can feel the fire burning.

As mentioned before, Celenic Earth Publications opens up on 13 January 2020. This doesn’t mean we’ve been idle. We’ve been receiving requests from a handful of new writers to be published. This year we are hoping to see more books being published by us, and another try at our Celenic Earth Anthologies volumes of short stories.

Remember, if you finally want to have your books published in 2020, you can contact us on the Submission page or Contact page.

This year will also see an expansion of our other divisions, especially the Game and Film divisions. We will be scoping out more of the game writing and screenwriting industries to see where there are more opportunities for our writers.

For now, we are just enjoying the final days of the holidays before things kick into high gear. We hope to hear from all of you soon for a very ambitious, successful year.


Another year comes to an end. This year went by very quickly, and we didn’t get to everything we set out to do. So many things happened it was hard to keep up with it all. When we say we are ready for these December holidays, it is an understatement.

Celenic Earth Publications will be officially closing during the December holiday period from 13 December 2019 to 13 January 2020. This does not mean that work comes to a complete standstill. We will still be making use of the holiday madness to market and sell our books. The online world doesn’t come to an end. As a matter of fact it just increases.

We will also be enlarging our network overseas. This year we have managed to obtain printers in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand who help us to distribute our books in those areas. In South Africa we already have distributors, since this is where we are based. Our latest victory is in China (Hong Kong specifically), where we have just recently established an agreement to have books printed and sold there.

Of course, with our online distributors we can practically send our books anywhere on the planet, but it helps having these connections in those countries.

So, if we’re still technically keep the sales and networking going, what does the downtime mean? Well, we won’t be working on any of our clients’ books, such as editing and publishing. You will still be able to submit requests to be published through our portal, and email us , but chances are low that we will be attending to them until January 2020.

We’ve already started closing down, just tying up loose ends before we close down completely. We’ll be preparing for next year, getting ready for the next anthologies and authors that we will be signing up. We’ll be trying to get a better footprint in the screenwriting arena, while seeing how much more we can get involved with game publishing and writing.

Our gaming news studio, AIR Entertainment, will continue to stream gaming news and reviews as they become available. So make sure you follow that site to be kept up-to-date with the latest.

And so with that, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday period. If any big news breaks out from us, we will be sure to post about it. Here’s looking forward to a better 2020.

CEA Greatest Anthology Written celebrates two years since its release

A wonderful event happened two years ago on 14 October 2017. After working since July on getting a volume together to beat the Guinness World Record of 50 writers in one volume, we finally released a volume with 109 writers!!

This month we celebrate 2 years since the release of CEA Greatest Anthology Written. Each writer has been issued with a Certificate of Participation, of which the full list is available on our page.

And to celebrate further, we are placing the Volume on sale. The ebook is on sale from $7.99 to $0.99 on Amazon, while the paperback price will be lowered from R350 to R300 for this month only. So make sure you head on over to our celebration page to make sure to make the most of this discount!