Our Online Doors Are Open For Business!!

After a long holiday during June, we are happy to announce that our online doors are again open for business!!

Even though we had our virtual doors closed, it doesn’t mean some work wasn’t happening in the background. Here are some of the things that happened that you may have missed:

$1 SALE FOR CEA GREATEST ANTHOLOGY WRITTEN (108 SHORT STORIES)

In an effort to reach more sales towards having our world record anthology verified by Guinness World Records, who require a certain amount of copies sold for verification, we’ve dropped the ebook price to $1 on Amazon.

This means that you can get all 108 short stories in 1 volume for a ridiculous low price of $1! Nowhere in the world will you ever see such a bargain, considering that this is the world’s largest collection of short stories at the lowest price.

So if you’re keen on supporting us while receiving a massive volume of stories, head on over to Amazon to get your copy today:

https://bit.ly/2jmLc1d (Publisher’s page)

https://amzn.to/2XEHLXO (Amazon page)

CELENIC EARTH ANTHOLOGIES

For the past few months we’ve been working on our latest science fiction anthology, CEA Into the Beyond Volume 2. Our plan was originally to publish it in June 2019, but due to a lack of interest by writers we have postponed having the publication of this volume. We would prefer having more stories within the book, and thereby better quality for the readers, than issuing a volume with only a few stories.

As far as our other anthologies are concerned, we have received some interest in other genre volumes and will be spending the next month or so working on a story list for them. Keep an eye out on our Anthology page, and if you are interested in submitting a short story for one of them, feel free to complete the form on our submission page.

DEBBIE STANSFIELD – THE NORNIEN ODYSSEY: BOOK 1 OF THE LEGENDS OF THE ORACLE RUNES

It’s full steam ahead with Stansfield’s republishing of her fantasy novel, The Nornien Odyssey. Her book will be taking our full attention over the next weeks as we try and bring it to completion as quickly as possible.

We will be keeping you updated with news on our social media channels, so look out for more info in time to come. There are 2 more books in the series to come, and we still have a host of writers ready to be published this year.

SHAUN M JOOSTE – SILENT HILL: OBVERSION & MALUM: RISE OF THE DEADLY SINS

Author Shaun M Jooste is still keen on having both his upcoming horror and dark fantasy novels published at the same time. Silent Hill: Obversion follows on from his debut horror novel, Silent Hill: Betrayal, with its own story. There is only a vague link between the two, which will be left up to the readers to discover.

To-date, Silent Hill: Betrayal is our number one bestselling book, with sales coming in every month. Silent Hill: Obversion is our most anticipated release of 2019, which is why we setup a pre-order mechanism for those who are interested in ordering their copy so long. There is also a SHO Newsletter for those who want more insights and sneak peeks into the upcoming release.

Malum: Rise of the Deadly Sins is a dark fantasy novel which is inspired by the Diablo game series. The author wanted to delve into the dark fantasy realm, starting with Rise of the Deadly Sins. He has already written five of the starting chapters and is proceeding at a steady pace to have the novel released at the same time as Silent Hill: Obversion.

If you would like to keep up to speed with these novels, make sure to visit Jooste’s blog and sign up for updates.

AUTHOR MENTOR STUDIOS – FICTION NOVEL WRITING DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Our Training and Development section is open for new training for 2019. AMS is taking in 30 students in their latest training course, which focuses on the development and writing of fiction novels.

If you would like to have a look at the course content and fees, feel free to browse the landing page:

https://bit.ly/2PCCiwh

THE SPACE DRIFTER SCREENPLAY SEEKING FILM PRODUCTION

Our screenwriting division, Celenic Filmwriting Studios, is now actively seeking production for Shaun M Jooste’s 2015 science fiction script, The Space Drifter. The script was nominated at the 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition by the judges as having great potential, and was awarded the 2017 Logline of the Year.

Query Letters have been sent to production agencies all over the world and more are being sent out daily. For more information on the script, you can visit the screenwriter’s Stage 32 profile, or the movie portfolio page on his blog.

AIR ENTERTAINMENT GAMING NEWS AND REVIEWS

Even though our Celenic Earth Publications’ page went silent during the holidays, AIR Entertainment did not. This is our gaming news outlet, which forms part of our Celenic Game Studios division.

We’ve had some news being published, but our latest reviews are all the trend right now, including the likes of:

Be sure to visit and follow AIR Entertainment for more upcoming news and game reviews.

We have more news coming to you over the next couple of weeks, so watch this space.

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Closed For the School Holidays

Celenic Earth Publications is closing for the school holidays and will reopen on 9 July 2019. We will still be working in the background, marketing our books and posting to social media. However, our emails will not be attended to at this time and any publishing will be put on hold at this time.

You can still email us or send in your requests to be published. We will attend to it when we open again for business. For all the parents and students out there, we hope you enjoy your school holidays!

 

Please note: Our email address has changed to celenicearthpublications@gmail.com

Our Terrifying Tales To Be Narrated By Macabreweb Spider on Youtube

Celenic Earth Publications has some great news! Our horrific and thrilling tales will be brought to verbal life by a Youtube narrator, Alex Blaak, better known for her Youtube channel Macabreweb Spider. Blaak is already known by two of our writers, namely authors Shaun M Jooste and Dean Clark, who work with her for Antreya Studios for the upcoming MMORPG, Antreya Chronicles Online. Blaak is the narrator for one of the upcoming Antreya Chronicles trailers.

Macabreweb Spider channel will be hosting our stories, read by Blaak. This means that some of our best horror, dark fantasy, psychological thriller and tense science fiction from our anthologies will be made available for your hearing pleasure. Also, excerpts of some of the horror novels, such as Silent Hill: Betrayal, will also be read on the channel.

So be prepared to hear some of our stories on the Macabreweb Spider channel. Feel free to click on the image below to visit the channel, and please subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a single tale. We will be sharing the readings here on our website as well as on our social media platforms, as well as providing links by each book on their respective pages in our Library.

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Celenic Earth Publications Goes Crypto With New Crypto Currency Market Listings

It has always been a big dream of ours here at Celenic Earth Publications to sell our products for cryptocurrency. Until now, all we have had to offer were Bitcoin and Etherium wallet addresses privately to clients who wanted to buy our books with crypto coins, and on our Steemit interface.

But a new dawn is upon us! We have attained two agreements to have our products sold on their cryprocurrency platforms! This means that we can sell our books at a standard rate, with the cryptocurrency of choice being adjusted automatically to match the market prices of the coins.

The two crypto markets that we now sell on are Bitify and Forra. For Forra you would need to search the Forra Listings for the books, while Bitify you can simply click on our publishing name to see all our products.

HOWEVER!!!

We have made it easier for you. When you click on our Library of books, and select one of our selected books, you will see two new links at the bottom of the page. If you click on either the Bitify or Forra link, it will take you directly to our listings where you can buy our books with one of the cryptos listed.

Please note that we have only listed EBOOKS for now. Both accounts deal with Escrow time periods. This means that they pay for the products, it is held in Escrow until they receive it, and then they approve the payment. Since CEP is a print-on-demand publisher, where we require the funds upfront to pay for printing and shipping, we unfortunately cannot at this time list paperbacks until we find a better mechanism for them to be purchased by crypto.

We do sell it directly for crypto though, through our cryptocurrency wallets as direct payments, but we are still working out the fine details of having them listed on our site for the paperback crypto purchases to be made.

Until then, enjoy our new listings on the crypto currency platforms!!

 

Shaun M Jooste’s Upcoming Horror Novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, Preorders live

We are happy to announce that preorders for Shaun M Jooste’s upcoming horror novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, is now live! We are aiming to have the book published on All Hallow’s Eve, 31 October 2019. Readers of Silent Hill: Betrayal have been waiting in eagerness for the second novel in his horror series, and it is all screams ahead for Halloween this year!

Of course, we are very aware that many of you would prefer to receive this horror novel in time to read it on Halloween. We have therefore prepared Early Bird preorders for you to receive it prior to launch. There will only be a select few of these orders made available, so make sure you put in your order early. All Early Bird preorders will end on 31 August 2019 in order for us to make it in time to ship the book to you.

We will also be making autographed copies available. As this will involved double shipping, from our printers to us and then over to you, the cost of the signed versions are quite high. But can you really put too high a price on a signed copy??

Silent Hill: Obversion Preorder Link
Head on over to our preorder page by clicking on the image above

We have also started up a Crowdfunding Campaign, if readers would like to receive some extra goodies and be listed in our Book Launch of Silent Hill: Obversion. So if you want to be part of the launch that sends terror all over the world, feel free to visit our Campaign page below.

Silent Hill Obversion Crowdfunding Campaign
Silent Hill: Obversion Crowdfunding Campaign

Based on our experience, it is better if we start the preorders a few months in advance, to give yourselves time to save and ourselves time to prepare. We are really looking forward to the launch of the second horror novel in the Shaun M Jooste’s Silent Hill series.

Crowdfunding Campaign for our World Record Anthology

Celenic Earth Publications is a small publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We were established in 2015 and officially registered as a private publishing company in 2016.

CEP first established itself as a publisher of anthologies of short stories. We focused on genre-based anthologies, starting with collections of horror, science fiction and fantasy short stories. We then spread out to publishing individual novels by writers from all over the world, and sold their books globally.

We are a print-on-demand publishing company, and our business is mostly online. We started with absolutely no funds at all, and have grown to a small company that brings in a minor turnover every year. Our income is made from sales royalties from online marketplaces, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords, and from profits made from direct sales on our own online bookstore.

On July 2017, Guinness World Records approved our world record attempt at the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories. The record at that time was 50 authors. On 14 October 2017 we launched our volume, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, which featured 108 stories by 108 writers, spanning several genres. The volume is divided into several parts by genre, so that those that enjoy a specific genre can read that specific section.

The volume is A4 size, 570 pages, in order to meet the criteria as set out by our printers all over the world, as well as our distributors.

The record is already beaten. However, one of the criteria set out by the Guinness World Record officials is that 1000 copies of the paperback be printed, with sales reaching 1000 copies sold with at least 50% of those sales being paperback, while the rest may be ebook. GWR have set this criteria for this record to ensure that the paperback is not just published for the sake of the record, and that it remains an official published volume even after the record is verified.

As we are a small company, who have mostly focused on print-on-demand, capital for ordering stock of 1000 copies is a high demand. We have managed to print and sell through orders that have been placed online, but we would very much like to print the remaining 650 copies that are needed to meet the first goal (1000 copies to be printed).

We have a quote for the printing of the last amount of books that are needed, which amounts to just over $11500 (the remaining $500 is for transaction fees, postage, logistics, marketing and any unforeseen costs).

This is the final hurdle to having our record, already achieved, verified by the GWR officials.

CEP has just established a Crowdfunding Campaign to help us reach our World Record goal. If you would like to help us and our writers have our world record verified by Guinness World Records, kindly assist us by sharing our post to influencial businessman who might be able to help fund our project.

https://igg.me/at/cgawworldrecord

Feel free to visit our anthology page for more details on the volume and the record.

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.

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:

 

 

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