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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.

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.

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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CEA Greatest Anthology Written is officially available!

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We did it! Our official attempt at a Guinness World Record for the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories has been published! 108 writers, 108 stories and features various genres such as contemporary fiction, romance, historical fiction, horror, psychological thriller, science fiction, crime, mystery…. we’ve made sure to cater for every taste possible!

We are now in the home stretch of the verification of the world record. And you can help us out. We need to reach a goal of 1000 sales as the final goal towards this verification. Even if you cannot purchase the largest volume of short stories you will ever read, please help us in at least sharing our anthology with the world on social media. Every share helps!

So head on over to our Book page for more details on this volume, or straight to our ordering page to decide which method you will use to order your copy. We are still organising a new local event launch in Cape Town after Exclusive Books cancelled our initial event, and will keep you updated.

 

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Call for Short Story Writers: Crime Thriller and Noir Anthologies

In keeping with our 2017 Anthology Schedule, we have two new anthologies coming up for August. We will be accepting 15 writers on a first come, first serve basis and adding you to our Anthology Closed Facebook Group. Word limits are between 5 and 10k, and the deadline is 31 July 2017.

CEA BETWEEN THE MYSTERY VOLUME 1

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This will be a crime thriller anthology, featuring stories that focuses on psychological thriller as well as crime. It doesn’t necessary have to do with detective or police work, and may focus on any criminal aspects as long as there is mystery involved.

 

CEA WITH VEILED DEDUCTION

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We’re not sure how many writers we will get for this, but it is a genre that we dearly love. This will be Noir writing, specifically the old fashioned hardboiled style, where detective work and all the classic Noir themes are utilised.

So for any that wish to submit a request to join any of these anthologies, please email us or send us a comment or message on our facebook page.

 

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Celenic Earth Anthologies Scheduled for the Rest of 2017: Open call for Writers

With two anthologies already published and another two being released this weekend, we’ve decided to formally plan out the rest of the year, as the number of anthologies being created has increased.

There has been a growing interest in other genres and therefore we have made a plan to accommodate these desires. We therefore formally present the following Anthology publishing schedule. (Click on the image to enlarge)

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AUGUST PUBLISHING

CEA Between the Mystery Volume 1 (Crime Thriller)

Open call for writers: 19 June 2017
Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

CEA With veiled Deduction Volume 1 (Noir / Hardboiled)

Open call for writers: 19 June 2017
Final Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

CEA Writers without Boundaries 2 (Closed NaNo Group)

NaNoWriMo July Camp: 1 July 2017
Final Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

 

SEPTEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Under the Sheets Volume 1 (Erotica)

Open call for writers: 1 July 2017
Submissions 31 August 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 September 2017

CEA Within the Pride Volume 1 (LGBT)

Open call for writers: 1 July 2017
Submissions 31 August 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 September 2017

 

OCTOBER PUBLISHING

CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 (Horror)

Open call for writers: 1 August 2017
Submissions 31 September 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 October 2017

CEA Beyond the Hallowed Volume 1 (Halloween)

Open call for writers: 1 August 2017
Submissions 31 September 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 31 October 2017

 

NOVEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Towards the Pulse Volume 1 (Closed Pulse Entertainment Group)

Open call for writers: 1 September 2017
Submissions 31 October 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 November 2017

CEA Inside your Spirit Volume 1 (Inspirational / Spiritual)

Open call for writers: 1 September 2017
Submissions 31 October 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 November 2017

 

DECEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Among the Jingles Volume 1 (Christmas)

Open call for writers: 1 October 2017
Submissions 31 November 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 25 December 2017

CEA Above the Resolutions Volume 1 (New Year)

Open call for writers: 1 October 2017
Submissions 31 November 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 31 January 2017

 

Writers who would like to become part of any of the above anthologies are welcome to contact us at shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com .  If you would like to be included in a much later anthology, you can apply to have your name put on the anthology’s list now already and don’t have to wait. Writers who took part in a previous volume of an already published anthology will automatically be included in the next volume.

Please note that that up to 10 writers will be published per anthology. If we are full, we will keep your name on the list for when another seat becomes available.

If you have any queries, please email us.

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CEA Into the Beyond Sci Fi Anthology #1 Release Date: 18 June 2017

We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1, will be released on Sunday 18 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!

If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.

As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Sci-Fi Anthology:

As you can see, it features three authors who have individual books published by CEP already, namely Dean’s ‘Hegis’ Grasp‘, Jay’s ‘The Berberian‘, and Shaun’s fantasy trilogy and Silent Hill novel.

The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.

Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Into the Beyond. Entries will be open until the book is published on 18 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.

 

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