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Investment Opportunity – Guinness World Record Anthology

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14 October 2017 is almost upon us! Our Guinness World Record Anthology attempt, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, will be launched at Exclusive Books, Canal Walk, at 11am. The shopping centre will be advertising the event in the days leading up to the launch.

This is now a great opportunity for investors that not only want to make their money grow within 1 day if we meet sales targets, but also to have their names or company listed on the actual advertisements themselves. The investment will go towards printing of the required number of books for the event, and the ROI will be made off the Volume’s selling price.

As this will be such a huge event, held at one of the province’s largest shopping centres within the popular Exclusive Books, and an attempt at a world record, we are sure the sales can be made, with already 120 preorders in hand.

Investors will have to contact us within 2-3 days with an offer to invest, as we will be printing the first load of books on Friday 6 October 2017. We can be emailed at shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for further financial and event plan details.

 

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Guinness World Record Anthology Official Cape Town Launch Event: 14 October 2017

After a successful meeting with our local Exclusive Books store at Canal Walk shopping centre, Cape Town, we can finally inform you that the official launch of our Guinness World Record Anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, is set for 14 October 2017, 11am.

As the Exclusive Books chain operates as a franchise, we could not obtain an agreement for the Volume to launch throughout the country’s stores. However, we are currently investigating getting Western Cape branches involved to make the volume available throughout the City of Cape Town. I have been informed that potential buyers can ask other branches for the Volume, who will then request Celenic Earth Publications to provide them with stock if the demand is high enough.

The international launch will be also be on 14 October 2017 through our normal chain of distributors as indicated below:

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Those who are able to make the launch event at Canal Walk and have pre-ordered will be able to collect their paperback copies at the event. It is to be noted that the copies that will be for sale at the event will cost more due to standard commercial markups costs, while we try and minimise the retail price as much as possible. You can still pre-order copies through our site as below.

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We hope to see as many of you at the event as possible. Expect to see television, newspaper and radio announcements for the event and advertising in the shopping centre itself in the weeks leading up to the event.

 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Parow East Primary becomes a Proud sponsor of our Guinness World Record attempt

As we’ve said so many times before, we are heartily accepting organisational or corporate entities that want to sponsor the launch event that is happening on Saturday 30 September 2017. We’ve had a discussion with the principal of one of our local schools, Parow East Primary, who will be assisting us with spreading the word of the World record attempt to help us build a great crowd for the launch. This will go a long way in creating awareness, since even social media has its limits. You’d be amazed that more people overseas know about this event than locally.

As soon as Exclusive Books amps up the adverts for the launch, you will be sure that everyone in Cape Town and the greater South Africa will realise what is coming. For now, Parow East Primary will be sharing the news of the event with the parents in the school.

We are proud to have them as a sponsor of the event, and look forward to showcasing their school logo at the event. Thank you so much for your assistance!

As another reminder, today is the last day that any pre-orders will be listed as sponsors within the World Record anthology itself. You can click on the book image below to read more about our record attempt, or on the pre-order button to place your order now.

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Kind regards

Shaun Jooste

Director: Celenic Earth Publications

shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com

 

 

 

Last Chance to Be Named a Sponsor in our Upcoming World Record Anthology

We are reaching 30 September 2017 very very quickly and the pressure is on. Exclusive Books is busy ordering their paperback copies for all their branches around South Africa in preparation for the launch event whereby we hope to sell over 1000 copies. Once we reach this lofty goal, Guinness will then verify all our evidence for our World Record attempt at the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories.

And this is your last chance to be named an official sponsor in the World record anthology itself. Tomorrow the volume is being sent to all our distributors for final approval in order to activate preorders on their systems, and we will not be able to edit it further after that.

So if you want to still have your name down in the record book, head on over to our sponsor pre-order page and place your order today. You will still be able to pre-order until 30 September 2017, but no direct pre-orders received after today will be placed in the Volume.

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Our Guinness World Record attempt breaks news in the Sedalia Democrat news for South Massachusetts

Further to our recent news of interviews done in New Zealand on our World Record attempt, more news of our attempt is spreading around the world. The latest breaking news is in South Massachusetts, by a local newspaper called the Sedalia Democrat. They spoke to one of our writers, Madge Hanes Gressley, who gave them the details of our attempt and her story’s inclusion.

You can click on the image below to read the online version:

It is so great that our attempt at this record is achieving what we actually wanted in the first place: helping writers gain more experience and exposure and showing them that nothing is impossible. Even if we don’t manage to break the record, heaven forbid, we have still achieved our primary goal. Congratulations to Madge on this great interview and helping us obtain awareness.

Remember, if you want to be included in the anthology as an official sponsor, you need to pre-order the Anthology by 20 September 2017, the final date we can send the final document for distribution and printing.

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News of the Guinness Anthology Hits New Zealand’s Southland Express and South Today

News of our Guinness World Record anthology is quickly spreading around the world as writers are getting interviewed by local newspapers. You may recall that our South African newspaper The Cape Argus had an article done on this in July, as well as the article hitting the top news for the week. We were also interviewed by local tv news station eNCA.

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Two of our writers, namely Storm Reece and Mouse Diver-Dudfield, have both had exposure in New Zealand’s local newspaper, the Southland Express. We have included an image below of the print edition, and if you click on the image you will be taken to the article online.

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Further to this, they were invited by The South Today news television station, Channel 39, to speak about the anthology and what it has meant to them. You can watch this broadcast below, and the anthology news is after about the 6th minute.

 

We want to thank our writers for their commitment towards breaking this record. Congratulations to these two writers for getting these great Interviews!

Remember, if you pre-order before 20 September 2017, you can have your name listed as an official record sponsor in the Anthology and the Launch event video credits.

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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.

Buy

NOVICE SPONSOR

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

Buy

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

Buy

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

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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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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Guinness World Record Anthology Update

We have been progressing well with our attempt at a world record anthology. With the current record set at 50 writers, we currently have 112 writers in our official Facebook group. 23 writers have submitted and been accepted into the anthology, and here are their names listed on the official Guinness database:

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And here are the genres that you can expect from the anthology so far:

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We also have a sponsor update. We’ve been receiving sponsors through our pre-order and donation system and in the last few days we’ve obtain so many pledges already. Thank you so much to those that have preorders and also donated to the event. Every pledge counts towards the 1000 copies we need to print and have sold.

We have another month to work on receiving orders and finalising our stories. We will keep you updated as time goes by. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Library for our other books available for sale.

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