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Our Second Fantasy Anthology has been released!

Today marks the auspicious day that our CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Volume 2 is released! It is one that we are rather excited about. Our fantasy books and anthologies in our Library have always done well, and we are sure this new anthology will do just as well if not better.

The Ebook and Paperback is now available on Amazon. We are awaiting approval from our other expanded distributors, and as soon as they are available we will make our page available for you to be able to order from them.

It has been a pleasure as a publisher to work through these stories for this collection. These are really great tales told to you by nine fantastic writers, some of whom are already well-known published authors on Amazon.

So go ahead and order your favourite version of the anthology today!

 

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Here are the writers and their stories that you expect to find inside:

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

If you have pre-ordered and received your copy today, kindly let us know what you though of it.

 

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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!

 


 

 

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.


 

Fantasy Game Novel Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins Finally Available!!

And Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins has finally been launched!!

Despite our best intentions to have both the Paperback and Digital versions available on 15 December 2017, we had to wait for several approvals by our distributors, which only took place over this weekend.

The wait is over however. And as a special reward for your patience, we are having a launch week special, where the Paperback and Ebook copies will be on sale at $13 and $8 respectively, compared to what their normal prices will be at $17 and $10 from next week onwards.

A percentage of the sales will be going towards further development of the upcoming MMORPG, Antreya Chronicles, in which this novel’s plot will be central to the game. You can read more and select your purchase options on our special Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins page.

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The authors have also written special articles on their experience writing the three main characters for the novel. You can visit Dean Clark’s blog to read about the creation of the Reyt (elf) Krestyl and the Siopus (human) Darius. Visit Shaun M Jooste’s blog to read more about the creation of the Minoseus (dwarf) Sernagum.

 

 

CEA Greatest Anthology Written now available locally through Groep 7 Drukkers Distributors

We have signed up with Groep 7 Drukkers to distribute CEA Greatest Anthology locally, specifically in the northern South Africa areas like Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban. This is because they are based in Pretoria, which means quicker shipping and delivery times for those of you in that area.

Those of you in the City of Cape Town and surrounds can still order directly from our site, as per our ordering page:

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Groep 7 is already registered with bookshops like Exclusive Books and Bargain Books, so we’re hoping to have our books in these shops soon enough. So if you’d like to order from our national distributor, please visit their site below:

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Director: Celenic Earth Chronicles

Author Lynette Greenfield’s Radio Interview, Lulu Guest Blog Interview and So Much More!

 

Australian Lynette Greenfield is really rising in the author ranks. She has had very busy months, from the American Book Expo, to announcing a film being adapted from her latest novel, and now several interviews taking place after each other. She has been offered a chance to be a guest blogger on Lulu itself.

One of the interviews was on the Lulu Blog, which you can read right here. Lynette opens up about several topics, such as where she finds the time to write while being a wife and mom, her involvement with the Guinness World Record Anthology  that we launched yesterday, her work with musicians and artists, and her teaching with disability kids.

As a special treat, Lynette has approved Celenic Earth Publications streaming her interview with American radio station, Paperback Radio. We are therefore proud to bring you this interview here below. Lynette has also made a video with images of the interview if you’d prefer, which we’ve placed beneath the radio stream below.

We hope you enjoy it and learn a lot more about this wonderful author and what is still to come.

 

 

Shaun M Jooste

Director: Celenic Earth Publications

 

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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Exclusive Books Launch Cancelled; Online Launch Proceeding

In a strange turn of events, Exclusive Books have advised us that due to further considerations, the planned book launch event for 14 October 2017 at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre has been cancelled. We have attempted to find out what these considerations consisted of, but are not receiving any further information.

Based on the discussions we’ve had with the branch earlier this week, we can only surmise that this has to do with the fact that Exclusive Books do not feel comfortable publishing an anthology of short stories by relatively unknown writers. Translated = Exclusive Books only supports projects that promises them profits for their commercial business, and their business has nothing to do with the writers themselves.

Fair enough. They are a business after all. I just wish they could have made this decision sooner rather than later and now disappointing everyone that was looking forward to the launch. Be that as it may, we are proceeding with the online launch on 14 October 2017 with our official distributors. We will also be pursuing other physical book launches with some of our other contacts in our network and will keep you informed.

Keep an eye out on the 14th for releases online all over the world!

 

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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

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NOVICE SPONSOR

R100: Pre-order a digital copy

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MASTER SPONSOR

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

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HERO SPONSOR

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

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LEGENDARY SPONSOR

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

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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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CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Released on Ebook and Paperback Platforms

Our debut fantasy anthology has finally been released!! Five writers worked hard the last month and a half to bring the stories to you, and we have finally been able to publish it this weekend.

The Anthology is available on our official distribution platforms, which can be viewed on the CEA Past your Reality page. Thank you to Pragashnie Naidoo for her fantastic preview review on Pulse Entertainment UK.

If you will recall, we ran a competition for followers to win free digital copies of this anthology. We are pleased to announce that Andi Hodgetts was once again the ultimate winner of this prize! Thank you for following, sharing and liking our pages and posts! Your hard work is again appreciated. You will be receiving your free ebook copy soon.

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