International Publishers: Have your books published and sold in South Africa

We have always been proud of the fact that even though we are based in South Africa, we have been able to publish work from writers all over the world, and have them available anywhere in the world.

However, a problem has been identified in the South African market. When South Africans want to order books from online stores such as Amazon, the shipping costs are usually more than the price of the books themselves. If they are lucky enough to find the books in our local bookshops, the prices are so high compared to local writers, that they are dissuaded from purchasing them.

No matter where they order it from, it is just too expensive.

This creates a roll-on effect for the publisher. Not only can their books not succeed in the South African market, but they had to reduce their royalties just to lower the retail price of their books.

And this is where we come in. Being based in South Africa, we are able to offer a publishing arrangement where we assist in bringing your books to South Africa, online and in bookstores, in a way that makes it cheaper for the readers and brings in more royalties for the writers.

We would love to represent you and your books here in South Africa. And in order for us to present this offer to you, we invite you to visit our International Relations page, where we set out our services and where you can complete and submit a query for our consideration.

So if you would like to know more about making your books more available to South Africans, feel free to let us know.

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Forthcoming Literary Attractions by Celenic Book Publishers

We are in the second month of 2019 already. Another month flies by and the year is moving on swiftly.

And a great way to move with the year is to announce the books we have signed up for publication for the coming months ahead. It is an exciting year for us, as we have a really promising collection from both new writers and old.

We’ve been working with these writers for some time now to get their books ready for this year. And we are proud to showcase them to you so you may be filled with the same eagerness as we are.

So here they are, our upcoming publications of 2019 and 2020 so far:


Debbie Stansfield- The Oracle Runes: Nornien Odyssey

Nornien Odyssey, Book 1 in the fantasy series The Oracle Runes, was first published in 2010. Due to bad faith in the publisher, and the publishing company now being defunct, writer Debbie Stansfield has turned to Celenic Earth Publications to have the work republished.

This first volume is near completion with regards to new editing and formatting to fit CEP publishing standards, but in the meantime here is the short synopsis of the fantasy novel:

Alexandra had never thought that she would have to finish a battle her parents had started more than ten years ago. But now the battle for the earth has erupted once again and she will need all the help she can get. From mere mortals turning into centaurs to an unexpected visit from a handsome wolfane, it is sure to keep Alexandra on her toes. She will have to rely on her family’s old friends the fairies to help her fight the battle, and when the Mermalani twins join she is sure that they at least have some chance of winning.

But are both twins on the side of good, or is one unconsciously fighting for the side of evil? This sends Alex on a journey where she discovers long dormant secrets and a family history she never thought possible. Can the mysterious Nornien stone, of the three fairy sisters of faith help the side of good during the war, or is it just some useless legend created by the elders to entertain children? Can she use her instincts in trusting the trolls whom have shown up unexpectedly, claiming not to be the ones responsible for the deaths of magical creatures? And when the centaurs show up after years of banishment, surprising even the fairy queen, she knows that their troubles have only started…


Kenny Bersgma – Fresh Observations

Kenny Bergsma has been writing for most of his senior life… he just never took the step to have any of it published. When we met him last year, we helped him publish his first drama novel inspired by real events, “Flats Justice“.

This year we are focusing on one of his inspirational books. Kenny likes to philosophise and spend time with God, talking about everything, from love to hardships, and has spent time writing all his notes in this inspirational volume. He hopes that some of his thoughts will get others to think with more of an open mind, when “Fresh Observations” is published.


Angelique Pacheco

Angelique has been writing for us for several anthologies now, but bringing her own work to publications has been in the works for some time now. We have three titles coming up from her, hopefully all this year, and they are all Christian-based books.

The first is Jungle Bible, which is a book of stories for children from the bible. There will also be an adult devotional book, and a children devotional book that we are really excited to be working on. There will be illustrations in the book, but we are sure that Christian children everywhere will love having these books by their beds.


Pragashnie Naidoo – Little Specks of Dust

Little Specks of Dust presents a drama that looks into the lives of an indian girl and those around her. Especially protective of her brother and the secret held between them, other secrets start to reveal themselves as everything begins to close in on her.

Pragashnie brings a riveting tale about family, culture and secrets that can tear people apart. It is bound to touch the hearts of many, and we look forward to working with her on her book.


Liam Scullard – Anthony and Me

Anthony and Me is a family orientated story about building a family from a start that most would think to be strange. All Jason wants to feel is love and happiness. When he meets Anthony, they take on the world gathering their family as they take their steps toward the future. As the family grows it becomes apparent that the brothers become one despite the challenges that try force them apart. The journey takes them to a place beyond their wildest dreams enriching their lives with love unity trust and happiness.

This is Liam’s first working title, and with it he brings such strong compassion between Anthony and Jason, that you will be compelled to read through every chapter to see their fire grow.


Shaun M Jooste

After the successful release of his debut horror novel, Silent Hill: Betrayal, author Shaun M Jooste is getting ready to release the second in his Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Obversion. Fans of his first book have already signed up to the Silent Hill: Obversion Newsletter for insights as to what to expect from the upcoming horror novel.

Cassandra Sanders wakes up tied down to a gurney in the psychiatric ward of a dark and broken hospital. After barely escaping from demented doctors and other horrific horrors, she breaks out of the hospital and finds herself in the tormented and haunted town of Silent Hill.

While searching the streets and buildings for clues as to what is happening to the town, she discovers links to her past that have troubled her for most of her life. Signs of her family start appearing, and something sinister in the crippled creatures that hunt her calls out to her. Was Cassey somehow responsible for some of the things that had happened in Silent Hill? Was she indirectly responsible for the massacre that happened so long ago?

And in her reflections, captured in the fog of Silent Hill, she sees the face of someone she once loved, someone so close to her, who had been taken from her by her own father. And she can hear the cold axe ringing through the streets, on the chill of the air, coming for her life, the one who got away that fateful night….

Along with his second horror novel, Shaun is also busy with his upcoming dark fantasy novel, Malum: Rise of the Deadly Sins. Both Silent Hill: Obversion and Malum will be released at the same time this year.

Inspired by Blizzard’s dark fantasy game series, Diablo, comes a dark fantasy novel filled with magic and darkness. In a small town of K’vornash, the villagers are starting to act strangely. Once polite people with only slight hints of ambition, the villagers begin exhibiting behaviour completely against their nature. Once chaste men give into their lustful desires, honest women begin stealing in the dead of the night, and dead clergy are found strewn around the holy cathedral.

Rumours spread in the surrounding towns of these happenings and several warriors, mages and mystical fighters arrive at the town to discover the cause of this dark turn. At first, nothing gives sign as to what has occurred until whispers reach them of horrific creatures rising in the depths of Kor’nosh Mine.

The heroes delve into the darkness, battling every foe they come across. Yet, the more they fight, the stronger the demons become. The mines hold a deeper secret than the minions that fill the vast passages in the mountain, one that threatens the lives of every human on the planet. And it becomes clear that some among them are aligned with the darkness. 


More Titles to Come

We are busy negotiation more titles that might become available this year, as well a the list of anthologies that we plan to publish. One of the titles includes the sequel to Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins, but more details on that another time.

If you would like to contact us with regards to being published, feel free to contact us on our Submission page.

CELENIC ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASE

Welcome to our Anthology Showcase!

We know you are busy. We know that you can’t always browse a publisher’s website to see what books they have available. There are so many sites out there, and so little time.

Spare us five minutes of your time, and we will take you through our showcase, presenting to you our Library of Anthologies available, as quickly as possible.

Tomorrow we will present our Author Showcase, so stay tuned!


ANTHOLOGIES

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Presenting our jewel, the one anthology that has really stood out for us last year. Our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, presents 108 short stories by 108 writers, spanning over several genres. It was our bestselling product of 2018, beating our second bestselling product, Silent Hill: Betrayal, by almost double!

Still the favoured choice of 2019 by buyers all over the world, this A4-sized 540-paged volume will keep you busy for months.

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Every year during November, writers around the world take part in the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. They attempt to write 50,000 words towards completing a novel. In April and July, however, there is a Camp NaNoWriMo, where writers can either edit their novels or practice writing other projects.

During one of these camps, some Wrimos in the Western Cape NaNo group put some short stories together for publication in this volume. It spans several genres, and even features writers in the group that are from overseas, with some scintillating tales.

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Our horror anthologies take second place in our bestselling anthology category. Both volumes have done exceedingly well, terrifying readers all over the world. Featuring different writers per anthology, with the exclusion of Stonehurst Part 1 and Part 2 in each volume respectively, these tales will definitely keep you awake at night.

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Another popular anthology series are our fantasy volumes. From magic and mystery, to other fantastic worlds, these fantasy stories will truly enchant your minds. Our second volume has been released recently with even more tales than the first volume. We are sure these short stories will remain with you forever.


Finally, we present our science fiction anthology, CEA Into the Beyond. If you are a fan of time travel, space travel and other forms of science fiction, we have a wonderful selection of science fiction stories for you. We are busy preparing the second anthology volume, so make sure you get your hands on the first collection.


Science Fiction Screenplay ‘Space Drifter’ Seeks Film Options and Sale for Production

In 2015, the science fiction feature film screenplay ‘The Space Drifter’ was submitted to the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition by author and screenwriter, Shaun M Jooste. It was nominated for the best feature film screenplay by the judges, with the following comment:

Sci-fi is notorious for being difficult when it comes exposition. However, you have created a world with solid bones and great potential.

Following on the successful nomination of the film screenplay, we are now seeking representation in either the optioning of the script for a 12 month period or the sale of the screenplay.

The screenplay’s logline also won the 2017 Logline of the Year award on the Wild Sound Festival site for the for the CRIME/MYSTERY Festival. The details of the submission was as follows:

Title: The Space Drifter 

Written by: Shaun M Jooste 

Type: Feature Film 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure 

Logline: A woman is found drifting naked in space, with no memory of who she is, how she has destructive abilities or why she is immortal. She sets out to find an imprisoned space drifter like her, only to be hunted by those terrified of who they may be…. and who they may become. 

If you are looking to produce a space travelling science fiction film with a hint of fantasy, we would love to hear from you and your offer. There are some special effects in the script, with at least 3 major locations, but we will share more details on this with those of you who show your interest.

You can read the logline and a brief synopsis on the Wild Sound Festival site , Stage 32 profile and on the screenwriter’s blog. If you would like to know more details or indicate your interest, please complete the form below:

 

 

Science Fiction Short Story Anthology Open for Submissions

We’re breaking into the New Year with a call for submissions! Last year, we published CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1 in ebook and paperback, which was the debut science fiction collection. We had several new writers featured in that volume, and the anthology did relatively better than the others.

We are now preparing for the second science fiction anthology, with a few writers already writing about at their stories. We are extending an invite to anyone who would like to be part of the anthology. We need about five more writers to be considered for acceptance into the volume.

So if you’re into science fiction and love writing short stories, we would be happy to hear from you. We have a Writer’s Agreement that is standard with all our writers, and a basic summary to the agreement can be read here below:

  • No writers or publishing fee;
  • Royalties split between publisher and writers;
  • Writers retain copyright to their stories, while publisher retains right to entire volume;
  • Stories of up to 10,000 words accepted, preferably sent in MS Word format for easy transfer into anthology working document;
  • Any sub-genre of science fiction is accepted, as long as it is science fiction;
  • Each story will feature a cover image and a writer bio;
  • Must be willing to join our Discord channel where we discuss all book publishing details;
  • Option to become a member of the Celenic Writers Guild for further writing opportunities.

So if you see chance to have your work published in our anthology, feel free to contact us with the form below. We are looking at a deadline of 15 February 2019 and would like to start as soon as possible.

 

It’s a New Year, and Our Publishing Site has a New Look!

Welcome to 2019!! And welcome to our new website!

We’ve been threatening to redo our website ever since we expanded our business model last year. We moved from simply publishing books to, well, so much more. Our site still only showed books that we published, and much of what we had taken on as a company was lost to the audience.

Well, no more…

As you can see by our menu bar, we do so much more than publishing books now. We have spread across much of the writing industry, incorporating other entertainment media such as games, movies, music, and also included writing news, opportunities and training.

You may think that we have taken on so much more, but we’ve actually been managing all these divisions over the last year. All we have done is increased efficiency by bringing it all together and managing it under one roof.

Our home page explains everything we do now, but for ease of reference, here are our branches within Celenic Earth Publications:

  • Celenic Book Publishers: publication of novels, novelettes and short story anthologies, mainly fiction, as well as adaptation of games or movies into books.
  • Celenic Game Studios: partnering with game developers to supply writers for game stories, as well as adaptation of novels or movies into games. CGS also releases news on games and the gaming industry, namely on AIR Entertainment.
  • Celenic Film Studios: partnering with movie producers to supply screenwriters for film scripts, as well as adaptation of novels or games into films.
  • Celenic Music Studios: partnering with music producers to supply lyrical writers for songs, as well as integration of music into films and games through our partners.
  • Celenic Comic Central: publication of comic books, comic strips for magazines and newspapers, and celebrating comic developers around the world.
  • Celenic News Publishers: key focus on news with regards to writers and the writing industry, with a focus on newsletters and magazines.
  • Author Mentor Studios: training writers and developing their skills further.

 

Feel free to browse our website. We will be updating our social media in the next few days to incorporate all our branches, as well as releasing new logos for our new brands, so watch our for news on that.

Final note: We are aware that the site may not spread over the width of computer screens at the moment, but our techies are on it!

Happy Holidays!!

Yes, it is that time of the year again where we get to unwind and prepare for the next year ahead. It has been quite a year for us, being the first full year we have been in business.

And with that, Christmas is around the corner, and the holiday that so many of us will get to enjoy. We also keep in mind those that still need to work during this time, and many of those that cannot enjoy the holidays due to some difficulty that they are going through.

This brings to mind our charity fundraiser, which we are doing for our local orphanage. We are putting together some books for the orphans, who have a small library, but not enough books for everyone to enjoy. And since we are primarily a book publishing business, we would love to get some literature together for them.

If you would like to know more about this initiative, please click on the link: Holy Cross Orphanage Christmas Book Collection.

We would also like to announce that Celenic Earth Publications is closed for the holidays. You may still see some advertising and promotions, especially with Christmas around the corner, but all Submissions are closed for now. You can still submit for next year on our Submission page, but we will only be attending to those when we reopen on Monday 14 January 2019.

We sincerely hope you all have a fantastic holiday season and remember, we might be closed for business, but the books in our Library are for sale all year round. Our distributors will make sure you still receive our books. 

May you have a Happy Christmas, New Year, and any other holiday you may be celebrating!

 


Shane Pace’s ‘The Adventures of Johnny’ Now Available at an Online Store Near You!!

We have a brand new author in our midst! Over the last few months, we have been working with our new writer, Shane Pace, in finalising his very first fantasy fiction book, The Adventures of Johnny. And we are happy to announce that Shane is a fellow South African, Cape Townian, which makes us so very proud.

 

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The Adventures of Johnny tells us a few tales over a number of chapters about a young boy named Johnny. It will very much appeal to the younger generation and teenagers today, who very much have an active imagination. It is very reminiscent to the Chronicles of Narnia, in the way the adventures unfold in each chapter towards the climax of the story.

If you are a fan of magic, mystery and action, and so very young at heart, then this book is perfect for you. We will be spending the first few weeks of 2019 getting the paperback in our local Libraries, as well as libraries in the United Stated, United Kingdom and Australia. If you would also like to see copies of this in your library, give us a shout in the comments and we will see what we can do.

For now, feel free to visit our page in order to discover where you can buy this wonderful gem.

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Black Friday Ebook Sale! 25% of all Ebooks!

Welcome back to Black Friday! It is that time of year again where we celebrate Christmas early by buying tons of products at a discount price. And for our products, you don’t have to stand in line!

We are having a massive sale on all of our Ebooks! From Author Shaun M Jooste’s collection of fantasy and horror novels, to our very own short story anthologies, to the fantasy and horror books of Dean Clark…they are all on sale.

So head on over to our Smashwords profile page, have a look at our selection, and choose which ebooks you will be taking virtually home today. Remember, this is a 1 day sale only, so make sure to buy it before the sale ends tomorrow!!

 

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Our Second Fantasy Anthology has been released!

Today marks the auspicious day that our CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Volume 2 is released! It is one that we are rather excited about. Our fantasy books and anthologies in our Library have always done well, and we are sure this new anthology will do just as well if not better.

The Ebook and Paperback is now available on Amazon. We are awaiting approval from our other expanded distributors, and as soon as they are available we will make our page available for you to be able to order from them.

It has been a pleasure as a publisher to work through these stories for this collection. These are really great tales told to you by nine fantastic writers, some of whom are already well-known published authors on Amazon.

So go ahead and order your favourite version of the anthology today!

 

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Here are the writers and their stories that you expect to find inside:

Cynthia and Roy C. Booth– No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed
Donna Marie West – Dorothy and the Orbs
Grannd Kane – Stranger’s Shadow
Angelique Pacheco – Psychedelic Mystery Solvers
Natalie Rivener – A Snake for Argannon: A Scroll of Yrthull’s End
Ryhen Knight – Odin is Coming
Shane Porteous – A Hard Kill to Swallow
Vittorio Leonardi – Wand

If you have pre-ordered and received your copy today, kindly let us know what you though of it.

 

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