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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 is available for Pre-order!

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that our second fantasy anthology is finally available for Pre-order! We have been working hard the last month to finalise our second fantasy collection, and we hope that it will bring as much success as the first CEA Past your Reality volume did, outselling all our other anthologies except for CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our world record anthology of 108 short stories.
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Right now the pre-order of the ebook is available on Amazon while we set things up with our other distributors. Both the ebook and paperback will launch on Monday 12 November 2018. So make sure you don’t miss out.

Here are the writers and their stories:

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

We will be setting up the CEA Past your Reality Volume 2 page shortly, and will let you know once you can have a look at it and order directly from us or through our distributors online, from anywhere in the world!

 


 

 

Winter Book Giveaway Winners!

A few weeks ago we announced that we would run a competition whereby subscribers to our website’s newsletter would receive free copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our World Record anthology of 108 short stories by 108 writers.

We are happy to announce that the winners have been determined, and have been notified by email of their winnings. The free paperback has been posted while we are still trying to obtain responses from all the ebook winners.

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Here are the winners of this wonderful volume:

  1. Nerisha Kemraj (Grand Prize – Paperback)
  2. Bridgette Ronne (Ebook)
  3. Dan Allen (Ebook)
  4. Sharon Cox (Ebook)
  5. Andre Ver Burg (Ebook)
  6. Love Joshi (Ebook)
  7. A Christina Portillo (Ebook)
  8. Sandra (Ebook)
  9. Cuauhtemoc Villa (Ebook)
  10. Linda Loring (Ebook)

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the tales within the Volume. In the next giveaway we will be presenting the entire epic fantasy trilogy, Celenic Earth Chronicles, which is what started our publishing company off, hence the name.

So watch this space for more details soon.

 


 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

 

Second Horror Anthology CEA Through the Dark #2 Released!!

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of our next horror anthology: here it is!!

We are proud to bring you our next selection of horror short stories from some new writers. Some of these writers were featured in our world record anthology, Greatest Anthology Written. And Andi Hodgetts brings us Part 2 of Stonehurt, following the introduction to this scary tale from the first CEA Through the Dark Volume!

Here are the writers with their stories:

  • Andi Hodgetts – Stonehurst Part 2
  • Grannd Kane – The Dwarven Mask
  • Dan Allen – Urges
  • Robbie Jackson-Keenan – Gares End
  • Alex C. Gates – Drowning
  • Kevin Damen – Slumberless
  • Macaylin Govender – Weird Book
  • Duane Ratswander – The Rat Crisis

Feel free to visit our Horror Anthology page to see the collection, or visit the book’s page below:

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Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

World Record Anthology Ebook of 108 Short Stories on Promotion for $0.99!!

Remember the Guinness World Record Anthology of 108 short stories published in 1 novel that was released earlier this year?

Well, to celebrate achieving this record of having the most authors published in one volume (which is still in the verification stage), we are dropping the price of the ebook on Amazon! That’s right, for 108 short stories spanning over several genres, you can now obtain this massive ebook for a low, low, low price of $0.99!

If you want to read more about our world record anthology, please visit our CEA Greatest Anthology Written page.

 

There is no way you can be bored with so many stories to choose from. If you want to order this ebook at the low, low price of $0.99, please click on this link here, or the image below.

Please note that Amazon might reflect a slightly higher price based on a recommended retail price.

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If you would prefer the paperback, you can also obtain that on internationally on Amazon through this link, or if you are in South Africa you can order directly from us below:

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Our Guinness World Record Event Was a Great Success

On Saturday 17 March 2018 we held our official Guinness World Record Anthology launch at the Parow Library in Parow, Cape Town, South Africa. It was a spectacular event, with the main focus on promoting Library Week, introducing our local writers, and talking about our company Celenic Earth Publications. If you missed it, no worries: we will be making a video of it shortly and broadcasting it on our YouTube channel. The photography and filming were done by our Director of Photography, Brent Peters.

In the meantime, here’s rundown of what you missed:


 

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The event started off with visitors to the public library. Library manager Jacinta Avontuur was introduced and thanks for the opportunity to hold the event at the Library. She was provided an opportunity to explain what Library Week was all about as well as the program for the week ahead. Celenic Earth Publications was thanked for starting Library Week off with the Guinness World Record event.

Next we introduced an up and coming music band, LittyFam. Artist Jason Paulse was at the event and was provided with an opportunity to speak about the band’s singles and future album. Celenic Music Studios, the music division of Celenic Earth Publications, will be providing full support for the band.

As a final part of the welcome, local writers that took part in the anthology were introduced. We were fortunate to have the following writers at the event:

  • Chantelle Salt
  • Brigette Ronne
  • Alistair Davidse
  • Caroline Reid
  • Theolin Tembo

The event was officially witnessed on behalf of Guinness World Records by Jacinta Avontuur and Chloe Rushovich.


 

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We took the opportunity to introduce Celenic Earth Publications as a publishing company based in South Africa that accepts writers from all around the world, and makes their work available internationally.

For those who do not know, we briefly summarised the main three streams of publishers as follows:

  • Traditional Publishers: those who have a set niche of writers they accept from agents, whom they pay to write certain types of novels and who takes sales royalties until they have obtained their return on investment.
  • Vanity Publishers: those that writers pay to have their books published, but who take no part in sales of marketing of the books.
  • Self Publishers: usually writers who publish their own work, or publishers who assist writers in publishing their own work.

Celenic Earth Publications was proud to announce that it fell in none of the above categories. CEP accepts writers from around the work with no upfront fees, like most publishers do these days with new and unknown writers. The main focus is anthologies where new writers can test their writing in the market.

CEP assists by going through the entire publishing process, and only takes payment from a percentage of sales. In this way, we feel that we have earned the payment and writers don’t have to break their bank just to reach their dreams of being published.

Kenny Bergsma, the author of the popular Flats Justice that was published last year by CEP, was introduced at the event. The details of his novel were shared, as well as his two upcoming books already in the publishing process, Fresh Observations and Questions.

CEP has many programs and activities coming up for the rest of the year, including the start of a craft market for writers, the opening of a bookstore to rival the likes of Exclusive Books and CNA (to name a few) where new writers are introduced, as well the establishment of a non-profit organisation where CEP will go into poor communities to find that writing talent hidden by poverty and assist them in writing and publishing their work. It is hoped that through charitable grants that CEP can open Celenic Writing  Centres throughout the City of Cape Town where potential writers can come in and learn how to write.


 

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It was finally time for the main event. The tables were laden with copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our anthology of 108 short stories spanning across various genres. The history of the application to break the current record of 50 writers published in 1 volume was explained as well as the momentous journey it took to get here. Writers from all over the work too part in the anthology, so it was a global event as well as a global anthology.

Achieving this World Record would be a cornerstone for CEP in the publishing industry. Many other anthologies are also published by CEP, but each one is based on a specific genre. CEA Greatest Anthology Written takes all the genres in one volume, creating a special treat for everyone and their unique reading tastes.

A word went out to thank the sponsors of the event that made it all possible, with the largest thanks being offered to Doctor, physician and investor Scelo Mthiyane, who provided the funding for the printing of the books.

The Order Page was provided to all that attended if they wanted to order online instead of physically at the event, since many arrived at the Library to return books or simply to see what the event was about.


 

Conclusion

After the event, 3 copies of the anthology were handed over to the Parow Library as a donation, so if you are a member of the Library feel free to head on over to rent the book for a few weeks and obtain your taste of literary bliss. We are in process of getting our books in all South African libraries and possibly some libraries overseas too.

We are busy planning for sales launches where you can buy them in the malls. More on this in time to come.

I want to thank everyone that was able to attend and to all those that showed us some great support. It was fantastic meeting you all and introducing our company to you.


 

4 Days Until Our Guinness World Record Event! Pre-order your copy now!

That’s right! Just 4 more days left until our Guinness World Record event for our CEA Greatest Anthology Written anthology of 108 short stories by 108 writers from all over the world! This is big! Can you feel it?!

Two witnesses will be joining us for the event this coming Saturday to make sure we conform to all the regulations as set out by Guinness World Records. We will have 300 copies available at R350 each. Considering that it is an A4 sized volume of 540 pages, with 108 astounding short stories, and the same A4 size volumes of 250 pages is more expensive at retail bookstores (over R400!!)…

OUR VOLUME IS A STEAL!!!

So please make sure you don’t miss this massive event taking place right here in Cape Town. If you are worried that the books will be sold out before you get there this Saturday, you can head on over to our Order page and place a pre-order for a copy to be kept aside for you.

Remember, these are the event details:

Parow Library, c/o Mcintyre St and 1st Ave,, Parow, 7500

Saturday 17 March 2018, 10:00 – 12:30

We will have local writers at the event to sign copies should you wish to have them signed, and you will be able to place orders for any of our other books available for sale. Hope to see you there!

 

 

CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 Horror Anthology Writer Roster Complete

About a month ago, we announced that our Anthology collections are available to view and submit for. We’ve had a vast amount of responses over the various genres. Our chart below shows just how active the submission requests have been over the various genres.

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And with that we are pleased to announce that the horror anthology, CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 is complete with a full list of writers. The following writers are set to be featured in the upcoming anthology.

  • Shaun M Jooste
  • Andi Hodgetts
  • Grannd Kane
  • Macaylin Govender
  • Dan Allen
  • Kevin Damen
  • Duane Ratswander
  • Alex Gates
  • A Christina Portillo
  • Robbie Jackson-Keenan

We look forward to working with these horror writers and reading through their short stories. We have a tentative publishing date planned for April / May 2018, but will have a more concrete date closer to the time.

The fantasy anthology, CEA Past your Reality, almost has a complete roster of writers too, with only a few places left. We have opened team chat channels for the anthology so long as we prepare to start with the fantasy program.

If you would like to submit to any of the open anthologies, feel free to visit our submissions page. Also, visit our Twitter feed and Facebook page for further news.

 


 

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Our Largest Anthology Gets Its Guinness World Record Event!

And it is finally happening! After the official launch of our world record anthology on 14 October 2017, CEA Greatest Anthology Written is finally having its official Guinness World Record event on 17 March 2018 at the Parow Library. The event will take place between 10am and 12:30pm in the yard of the Library.

The event will be photographed and filmed, and local writers who are available will be there to sign your copies. We have come a long way since August 2017 when we gathered all the writers and then broke the world record of 50 writers with our 108 writers! That’s right, there are 108 short stories for you to enjoy, divided into the various genres for you to choose from.

During the recent Preditors & Editors Awards, CEA Greatest Anthology Written and some of its writers received various awards, as follows:

 

 

We are very honoured to receive these awards and so proud to have all these writers featured in our anthology.

If you would like to place a pre-order for a book to be made available at the event for you, to ensure you have a copy before they are all sold out, please use the pre-order buttons below or on our order page.

 


 

PRE-ORDERS FOR GUINNESS WORLD RECORD EVENT

Event Location: Parow Library, c/o Mcintyre St and 1st Avenue, Parow, (Cape Town)

Event Date: 17 March 2018, 10:00 – 12:30

Stock available: Approximately 300 copies

Price: R350 per copy

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We look forward to seeing you all there!! If you want to share your interest in our event, please visit our facebook page and select the event.