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Our Guinness World Record Anthology and Pre-Order Pages Are Live!!!

We have been working hard today to bring you the official pages to read more details on our CEA Greatest Anthology Written Anthology and for you to be able to pre-order. The Anthology page gives details on the Launch Event and the List of Writers with their countries and story titles. The Pre-Order page now not only allows you to pre-order through Payfast, but PayPal as well!! We’ve also indicated various currencies to make it easier to determine what type of sponsor you want to be.

Since these pages already have a wealth of information, we won’t be saying anything further here. Click on the Book image below to read more details on the Anthology, and on the Pre-order button to decide what type of Guinness World Record sponsor you want to be listed as.

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Submissions for the Guinness World Record are officially closed

And that’s it! The deadline for submissions into the Guinness World Record is officially passed. We have already reached our 100 story goal as indicated yesterday, and all the extra stories are being kept in reserve in case we can still fit them into the one Volume, as required by Guinness World Records.

Now…our hard really begins. We have been editing and confirming that each story is fit for the anthology and meets requirements up to now. With establishing CEP as a registered company and creating new divisions, Celenic Game Studios establishing a new game development partnership with Salty Goal Productions, establishing AIR Entertainment as our own gaming news outlet, and yesterday being invited to join a community of game developers so that Celenic Game Studios can offer involvement, assistance and advice…. It has been a busy month.

And it is about to get busier. We would have liked to compile the Volume as we received the stories, but this became a momentous task and distracted us from the submissions being received. Now that submissions are finally over, we have two weeks to compile all the stories into their respective genres. As sponsors contribute to pre-orders and donations, we will be updating the novel with the list of sponsors in the Acknowledgments section of the volume. Remember, you have until 20 September 2017 to pre-order if you want to be listed as an official sponsor in the volume and in the video credits of the actual launch event. You will still be able to preorder after that, but we have to have the final complete volume submitted by then so that it can be ready for the launch on 30 September 2017.

So please pre-order while you can! Our site is the only way to pre-order in a fashion whereby you can be listed as a sponsor. Amazon or other online platform pre-orders do not share buyer information with us, so we cannot take any information from those pre-orders to place in the anthology. Emailing us to say you have preordered from Amazon will also not work… You can only pre-order from us directly to be acknowledged as a sponsor for the record.

For your convenience, we are once again placing the pre-order links here. Thank you so much for the support we have already received and all the interviews that are currently streaming in. We really appreciate it!


 

SPONSOR LEVELS

Note: The paperback prices include shipping and are kept as close to cost price as possible to aid us in gaining the required 1000 sales. All emails are captured by Payfast and sent to us, and we will email all sponsors for delivery addresses when the anthology is launched. Ebooks will be emailed on the date of launch.

INITIATE SPONSOR

R50: Donate towards the printing for the Guinness World Record Launch Event. 5 of these donations equate to the printing of 1 Volume.

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NOVICE SPONSOR

R100: Pre-order a digital copy. 2.5 of these orders equate to the printing of 1 Volume

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MASTER SPONSOR

R250: Pre-order a paperback copy of our Guinness World Record anthology for yourself. 1 of these orders equate to the printing of 1 Volume

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HERO SPONSOR

R250: Donate a copy to the Guinness World Record Launch Event. 1 of these orders equate to the printing of 1 Volume

Buy

LEGENDARY SPONSOR

R500: Pre-order your own copy and Donate a copy to the Launch Event. 1 of these orders equate to the printing of 2 Volumes

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SUPERHERO SPONSOR

We’ve been blessed with sponsors who want to contribute more than allowed by these buttons. For a special donations or greater amount of pre-order copies, please email shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for a special payment button or link to meet your needs.


 

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The Guinness World Record Anthology has reached 100 stories!!

And there it is, folks. We have done it. As of last night, just before midnight in South Africa, we reached the 100 story goal for our attempt at a Guinness world record for the Most authors contributing to an anthology of short stories. It has been a long 2 months since we started in July, but the team has been great and we have finally reached our goal, 1 day ahead of the deadline.

So now the fun begins. The official launch date is 30 September 2017. This means that we will be putting this giant anthology together in paperback and ebook format, designing concept covers, publishing and setting Amazon pre-orders, setting up the distribution agents, and of course planning for the major launch event. We need to print 1000 paperback copies minimum, and at least 500 hundred of sales must be from paperback, while the rest can be digital. Since the only way we can actually print paperback copies is to have them pre-ordered or sold, that still pretty much leaves us with having to sell 1000 paperback copies.

While we set the anthology up, you can help us reach our record. The only things left to do to reach this record is to publish, print 1000 paperbacks, and then have them sold. Once we sell all those copies, our record can be verified. And there is only one official way to be recognised as an official sponsor at our Guinness launch event and in the actual anthology itself, and that is to pre-order using these buttons below. Any pre-orders we set up through our distributors will not recognise you as a sponsor, as we do not receive information on who buys through online platforms like Amazon.

So if you want to be a recognised sponsor for a Guinness World Record title, please use these buttons below. The final date for official sponsor pre-orders is 20 September 2017, as that is the last day we can update the anthology with any further information, such as the list of official sponsors. We have already received some pre-orders from sponsors, which include individuals, writers, as well as organisations like GameTyrant (our first and biggest sponsor), Salty Goal Productions (official business partner with Celenic Game Studios), Juice Bubble, and Nectar & Ink. Since AIR Entertainment is our own gaming news label under Celenic Game Studios, you can expect a presence for them there too.

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SPONSOR LEVELS

Note: The paperback prices include shipping and are kept as close to cost price as possible to aid us in gaining the required 1000 sales. All emails are captured by Payfast and sent to us, and we will email all sponsors for delivery addresses when the anthology is launched. Ebooks will be emailed on the date of launch.

 

INITIATE SPONSOR

R50: Donate towards the printing for the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

NOVICE SPONSOR

R100: Pre-order a digital copy

Buy

MASTER SPONSOR

R250: Pre-order a paperback copy of our Guinness World Record anthology for yourself

Buy

HERO SPONSOR

R250: Donate a copy to the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

LEGENDARY SPONSOR

R500: Pre-order your own copy and Donate a copy to the Launch Event

Buy

SUPERHERO SPONSOR

We’ve been blessed with sponsors who want to contribute more than allowed by these buttons. For a special donations or greater amount of pre-order copies, please email shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for a special payment button or link to meet your needs.


 

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Celenic Game Studios presents AIR Entertainment – New Gaming News Site

What we are sure no one can get enough of are sites that bring you the latest news. One of our publishing divisions, Celenic Game Studios, has started a new gaming news website called AIR Entertainment. The acronym stands for Announcements, Interviews and Reviews, while also representing our favourite natural element.

This follows our departure from The Pulse Entertainment and starting our own news site. You may have noticed that they are no longer listed as partners at the bottom of the page. We won’t expand on that too much right now.

The website is already up and running, and you can visit it by clicking on the image below. We have been planning in how many forms we want to bring news from the gaming industry to you. When we have everything set up we will let you know, but as a teaser we already have youtube set up for some gaming coverage, retrospectives and expo visits. We have been spreading out to Indie and AAA developers to provide us with the latest news, so expect to see a lot of content over the next few weeks.

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We know we’ve been quiet lately, but remember: we’ve branched out to various divisions and this site will be upgraded soon to include all of them and more. We’ve also been busy with our Guinness World Record attempt, and Celenic Earth Publishers will be providing more information on that soon. Finally, we will be bringing more news on gaming platforms we have partnered with to develop games on.

So if we are quiet.. it is because we are working so hard at bringing you the best we can.

 

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Celenic Game Studios establishes Gaming News Site: A.I.R. Entertainment

In line with staying on top of what is happening in the gaming industry, we have decided to start our own gaming news site. We will be doing (A)nnouncements, (I)nterviews and (R)eviews with game developers and publishing, basically anyone involved in the industry. We have a small group of gaming writers bringing you the latest news, and you can see what we are up to on the new site, which you can visit by clicking the image below:

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The site is still small for now, but we will be growing quickly as we already have a hand in the gaming industry and have received some free review keys for games that have recently been released. We have also aligned with GameTyrant as our brothers in the gaming news industry, and will be focusing on their GT Tournaments and any specific announcements they might have.

So watch this space carefully as we bring you the best there is to offer in the gaming kingdom. You can also visit the Facebook page and Twitter feed.

 

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Celenic Earth Publications is Officially Registered and Branching Out

When we started Celenic Earth Publications in 2016, it was simply a mechanism whereby we could publish our own novels on Amazon and Smashwords. It was nothing but a publishing label used to create agreements with these partners. In terms of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), the South African authority on company registrations:

It is not necessary for all businesses to formalise by registering with the CIPC. For some businesses, such as informal businesses and sole proprietors, there may not be sufficient benefits.

However, CEP is growing. We are extending to publishing beyond novels, and as such the time has come to formalise the company. In many instances, a company has to be registered formally to do business with certain institutes, such as PlayStation or a financial bank. And since we are now going to be growing to publishing more than just books, we are now ready to branch out.

 

REGISTRATION

We are now formally registered as Private Company, Celenic Earth Publications (Pty) Ltd. The CEO of the company is Shaun M Jooste, the founder of the company. The company is officially recognised by the CIPC, the South African Revenue Services, and Financial Banking Institutions.

 

NEW DIVISIONS

Here is perhaps the biggest news, apart from the official registration of CEP. New divisions have been created within CEP, and as such these divisions will receive their own brands, logos, Business Plans, missions, visions and strategies. They will all be aligned to the parent company, CEP, but expect each division to be trading independently. There will only be one website for CEP, but all divisions will be featured here on separate pages.


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This is the Book and Novel Division of Celenic Earth Publications. This division will continue to publish novels and anthologies as we have been this year and is hoping to expand further the rest of the year evolves. We will soon be setting different publishing packages available to writers, that focuses more on income from royalties earned than upfront payment.


Celenic Earth Comics

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The Comics / Graphic Novel division seeks less to establish new brand name comics and more to branch out current merchandise into the graphic novel arena. This means creating graphic novels for books we have already published or for games we have helped developed, like Celenic Earth Chronicles or Antreya Chronicles. It will help us expand our library and tell our stories a different way.


Celenic Independent Press

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Last year we started an online newsletter called Celenic Earth Newsletter. It slowly died away, but there is a rising interest in South Africa with everything to do with writing and how to become published. This division will looking at establishing local magazines catering towards wannabe writers, guiding them with tips and promoting writing opportunities around the world through advertising. This may start off as a digital magazine, but we may grow to publishing it in print format for local book and coffee shops.


Celenic Game Studios

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As you may have noticed lately, we’ve been partnering with many game development companies, specifically as it related to writing announcements for them on The Pulse Entertainment or providing writing talent. We are now in a position to publish games, and have already submitted requests to PlayStation, Xbox / Windows and Steam to become game publishing partners. This was one of the things we specifically needed a company registration number for. We will now be strengthening our game development partnerships with opportunities to publish their games for them.


Celenic Film Enterprise

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This division is focused on assisting screenwriters getting their scripts recognised and produced, as well as obtaining further opportunities for them. We’re networking with film production companies now and are hoping that this will create strong business relationships with local and international talent, whether in the writing or performance fields. We’ve also made contact with Netflix and Amazon Studios for screenwriting and film production opportunities.


Celenic Music Records

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Our music studio will focus on creating content and soundtracks for some of our merchandise, whether it be for our films, books or games. The publishing platforms are already available and we have been experimenting with creating our debut Silent Hill: Betrayal soundtrack. Hopefully we can attract more talent in this regard, specifically newbies or veterans in the field waiting to be recognised.


CONCLUSION

Of course, there are internal divisions which will help us manage this all, such as marketing, strategy, organisational development, HR and finance, to name a few. As the company grows in profits and earnings, so will the size of the company. And the stronger we grow, the better service we can deliver to everyone out there who wants to bring their talents to the world, and have not had a chance to do so as yet.

It should go without saying that all of this will not happen overnight. This will take months and months and years of planning, research, establishing connections and building strong bridges. And training training training. But… it is a step in the right direction…

Expect MAJOR changes and announcements to this site for the year to come.


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CEA GAW Guinness Record Anthology Pre-orders and Event Donation

Yesterday, we made a very special announcement that we had started a Jumpstarter (SA version of Kickstarter) campaign towards funding our Guinness World Record event, where we need to print 1000 paperback copies and have them sold before the record can be verified.

We noticed that no one as yet had started making pledges, but we have received donations directly from those who are supporting the initiative. So far, 6 paperback copies have been catered for, 3 as pre-order and 3 as donations, with a few direct messages indicating that more are coming. Yet, they’d rather not pledge on Jumpstarter.

And now we know why. As wonderful as the Jumpstarter campaign is, we’ve been told that many are unsure how to use the site, and also it would be far easier just to EFT the funds to us directly. So the sponsors are there, but they want another means available to help us reach our goals.

We are therefore setting up a pre-ordering and donation system. We tried at first to use Paypal, but learnt very quickly how unfriendly the Paypal codes are with WordPress, and that it is a headache to set it up. We’ve researched WordPress and many community forums, and it seems everyone is having the same problems.

Have no fear. Here in South Africa we use Payfast. It allows South Africans to EFT payments to us effortlessly and safely, while international sponsors can use their cards to help us out. Don’t worry about the Rand value indicated below; the payment will be converted for you by your location, I believe.

These buttons have been made available on our site’s sidebars on some pages too.

 

INITIATE SPONSOR

R50: Donate towards the printing for the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

NOVICE SPONSOR

R100: Pre-order a digital copy

Buy

MASTER SPONSOR

R250: Pre-order a paperback copy of our Guinness World Record anthology for yourself

Buy

HERO SPONSOR

R250: Donate a copy to the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

LEGENDARY SPONSOR

R500: Pre-order your own copy and Donate a copy to the Launch Event

Buy

SUPERHERO SPONSOR

We’ve been blessed with donators who want to contribute more than allowed by these buttons. For a special donations or greater amount of pre-order copies, please email shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for a special payment button or link to meet your needs.

 

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Jumpstarter Campaign launched for Guinness World Record Anthology Pre-Orders and Event Support

As many of you know, Guinness World Records has approved our attempt at a world record breaking attempt at the Most Authors to Contribute to a Short Story Anthology. The current record is 50 writers, but we have 107 and the total is climbing!

Everything is running smoothly and we have 10% of the stories received so far, with the deadline for all submissions set at 31 August 2017. This gives us enough time to publish, establish the paperback and ebook distributions, and prepare for the Anthology launch event that is expected to take place on 30 September 2017!!! Right here in Cape Town, South Africa.

Of course, the Anthology will be sold throughout the world on our normal distribution channels. Our largest challenge is that Guinness expects us to sell 1000 paperback copies before the record can be verified and accepted. This is to ensure that the anthology remains in circulation, and is not just created for the purpose of breaking the record.

We are doing things to help us to achieve this goal. The first is to sell the ebook and paperback as close to cost as possible until we reach our goal and the record is verified. Thereafter the covers and record details will be included in a special Guinness World Record edition of the book, which will be set at standard retail prices.

We have also launched a Jumpstarter campaign, which serves a three-fold purpose. First, it will allow anyone to start pre-ordering the anthology now already, thereby ensuring that they receive one of the launch event copies. Those copies will still be made available at the event for photographic and video evidence, but will be put aside in a pre-order section and will not be available for sale at the event. Any orders placed through the Jumpstarter campaign will list you as an official sponsor, and we will make sure to put your name at the end of the video in the credits, and within the Guinness special edition of the Anthology.

Secondly, it will allow us to start collecting funds towards the printing of the 1000 copies. Each anthology will cost at about R200 to print, which is the least we need per copy to get the show on the road. On the campaign we’ve allowed for more, so that any unforseen surcharges and logistics can also be covered. We don’t want to leave anything to chance!

Lastly, any Pledges towards books to be pre-ordered will count towards the 1000 print sales we need.

You will see on the campaign that we have five reward levels: Initiate, Novice, Master, Hero and Legendary! It is time to choose your destiny.

This is one of the greatest undertakings we’ve done so far! We really hope you will support us in this endeavour and help us to attain this World Record! If you’de like to pre-order or support us, please visit our Jumpstarter campaign here. There is even a nifty video we’ve put together for the event.

Thank you to those of you who will be supporting us!

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Guinness World Records Approves CEP’s attempt at an Anthology Record!!

We have some fantastic news!! In April, we put in a request for an attempt at a World Record for the Most authors contributing to an anthology of short stories. Yesterday, we were informed by GWR that the request has been approved and that we may proceed in our attempt to break the current record of 50 writers.

Not wanting to leave any chance for someone to beat us soon after our victory, we have set the bar at 100 writers, although we can obtain more than that if possible. 100 is just the minimum for our record.

In order for us to officially break this record, we need to do a live event here in South Africa on the day that we attain the record. This means that we will be doing some live photography and filming. We are busy in negotiations for a location for the event, but all details will be announced once it is officially established. The GWR have also offered to have an official GWR adjudicator available at the event.

We are also in discussions with our partners for some sponsorship towards the events, so we are hoping to have some of their merchandise available at the site. The next few weeks will be spent meeting with local newspapers and radio stations to officially cover the event.

At the moment as this article is being written, the second day after the request was approved, we already have 33 writers in our official closed FB group meant only for the record writers. We also have a separate official facebook page for the event.

If you would like to be part of this record breaking achievement, please let us know in the comments on this site, on the official twitter feed, or on the facebook page. The story can be any genre or theme, as long as it is between 3000 and 8000 words, and only one story per author. The deadline for final submission is 31 August 2017. You need to be part of the Facebook group to be accepted as an official writer for this anthology where all details and info are managed.

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New Partners Update: Card Chronicles and Scotia Gaming

It appears as though word of our partnerships with indie games is spreading fast. As per our last post on our new partners, Dean Clark, one of our anthology writers and author of Hegis’ Grasp, works with and writes for two of our current partners. These are Antreya Studios and Salty Goal Productions.

Dean’s had a word with some other game companies he is working with, and they are also eager to join Celenic Earth Publications as partners. Here are the details of this fantastic new partners.


CARD CHRONICLES

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Card Chronicles is a mobile fantasy card game in which you’ll traverse various regions, take part in an epic story and put your wits to the test against a diverse range of opponents in this action packed, strategic card battle game. Choose your creatures, execute your strategies and conquer your enemies!


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Welcome to the official page of Scotia Gaming’s up coming Next Gen game East Coast Nightmares. The Game will be released in 2018 on Steam and Consoles.


 

Celenic Earth Publications will be keeping close tabs on these partners, making sure any announcements, interviews and reviews get released on The Pulse Entertainment  by author Shaun M Jooste as the Head of their Gaming Division. Any books released for their games will also be accepted for publishing.

 

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