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Psychotherapist Suzana Sjenicic’s Serbian Book About Anxiety to be Published in English

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that we are collaborating with Serbian-born Suzana Sjenicic in order to bring her book about anxiety to the English world! The original Serbian version (link here) was published in February 2019 and was sold out not long thereafter.

We are all to happy to publish the English version. Suzana was featured in our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, and we’ve been looking forward to working with her again ever since. She has a natural talent for writing, and as a psychotherapist based in New York, USA, she now writes books that deals with mental and physical health.

Suzana Sjenicic was born in 1989 in Pancevo, Serbia. She moved to New York with her parents at the age of 15, where today she practices psychotherapy in private practice. In her free time, she enjoys writing fictional short stories, some of which were published in various anthologies including our very own. Along with psychotherapy, Suzana is a columnist for a Serbian women’s magazine. She organizes and holds workshops on various mental health topics.

If one reads the blurb for the book, one can instantly recognise the need for such a volume. In a world filled with stress and anxiety, it is always great to get some advice from the experts:

Many of us feel anxious on a daily basis. Whether it be stress at work or college, family problems, the usual crowds on the streets and city transportation, or some daily routine that is no longer so simple; there is a feeling that the problems are overwhelming and that they are taking control of us and that there is nothing we can do about it. Anxiety makes us anxious about the future or keeps us burdened with the past. Neither of these two is healthy and both of these things can significantly weaken and exhaust us, both mentally and physically.

With the tips and practical exercises this book provides, you will learn how to recognize anxiety symptoms in yourself and in your loved ones. Learn how to control your own panic and anxiety attacks and how to help someone who has a similar problem in your area. Get rid of harmful patterns and enhance and enrich your life with serenity and well-being.

With the Serbian version already reaching sales heights, we are sure the English version will also be a major sell-out. We will keep you up to date with further details of the book as we prepare it for publishing.

Photography courtesy of Goran Veljic

Shaun M Jooste’s Upcoming Horror Novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, Preorders live

We are happy to announce that preorders for Shaun M Jooste’s upcoming horror novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, is now live! We are aiming to have the book published on All Hallow’s Eve, 31 October 2019. Readers of Silent Hill: Betrayal have been waiting in eagerness for the second novel in his horror series, and it is all screams ahead for Halloween this year!

Of course, we are very aware that many of you would prefer to receive this horror novel in time to read it on Halloween. We have therefore prepared Early Bird preorders for you to receive it prior to launch. There will only be a select few of these orders made available, so make sure you put in your order early. All Early Bird preorders will end on 31 August 2019 in order for us to make it in time to ship the book to you.

We will also be making autographed copies available. As this will involved double shipping, from our printers to us and then over to you, the cost of the signed versions are quite high. But can you really put too high a price on a signed copy??

Silent Hill: Obversion Preorder Link
Head on over to our preorder page by clicking on the image above

We have also started up a Crowdfunding Campaign, if readers would like to receive some extra goodies and be listed in our Book Launch of Silent Hill: Obversion. So if you want to be part of the launch that sends terror all over the world, feel free to visit our Campaign page below.

Silent Hill Obversion Crowdfunding Campaign
Silent Hill: Obversion Crowdfunding Campaign

Based on our experience, it is better if we start the preorders a few months in advance, to give yourselves time to save and ourselves time to prepare. We are really looking forward to the launch of the second horror novel in the Shaun M Jooste’s Silent Hill series.

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.

Spring Paperback and Ebook Giveaway: Celenic Earth Chronicles Epic Fantasy Trilogy

Our first book giveaway at the end of Winter went very well. We received a great number of responses, for which there was one paperback and nine ebook winners for the CEA Greatest Anthology Written volume.

And now with Spring upon us, it is time for our next giveaway. This time, it is not just one volume, but three books that we have up for grabs!! That is right, we are offering 1 set of the epic fantasy trilogy, Celenic Earth Chronicles, to one lucky grand prize winner, with nine winners each obtaining the Legendary Decennial Anniversary Ebook edition, with all three volumes in one complete volume!

The Celenic Earth Chronicles is the first epic fantasy volume in the Shadowolf book series by Author Shaun M Jooste. It follows the adventures of the hero, Shadowolf, on a planet where magic is found in all of nature, specifically with the five elements of Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and the human Spirit. Taking inspiration from the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist, and Stephen R. Donaldson, it is a world rich with magical creatures, powerful lore and rich mysteries that only epic fantasy can provide.

If you would like to know more about each volume, feel free to visit our Library pages:

  • Windfarer (first published 2007, republished 2015)
  • DragonRider (first published 2008, republished 2015)
  • Sadgi (first published 2015)

 

So if you would like to take part in this competition, simply subscribe to our Newsletter. We are aiming for subscriptions up until 30 September 2018. And if you are already subscribed, just comment on our Facebook page under the relevant post that you are and would like to take part, and we will be sure to include you.

 

Celenic Earth Chronicles giveaway

Winners will be notified of their prizes on in the beginning of October 2018. Entries from anywhere in the world are welcome.

 


 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

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:

CEa through the dark 2 Smash cover

 


 

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)

Winter Paperback and Ebook Giveaway: CEA Greatest Anthology Written

We know that there are different seasons all over the world right now, but here in South Africa we are in the heart of winter… even if the weather and rain do not quite know it yet.

And so we are starting a new seasonal giveaway promotion series. Every season we will be randomly giving away 1 paperback and 9 ebooks to 10 lucky subscribers who sign up for our Newsletter.

For this Winter giveaway, we are aiming for subscriptions up until 31 July 2018. We know Winter technically ends when Spring begins in September 2018, but we have loads of other winter goodies coming up, and this is just the start.

Our world record anthology is the first to be presented as a gift! Our anthology holds short stories from 108 writers, the largest number of contributors to any anthology of short stories! The volume spans across various genres, making sure you are able to select the types of stories you want to enjoy.

We have also kept to each country’s grammar and language structures. In this volume you may come across ‘colors’ and ‘colours’ in the same book. That is because we choose to remain true to the writers and their literary culture and not abuse it by changing it to a single grammatical structure.

If you would like to read more about the writers and their stories, and our attempt at the Guinness World Record for Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, please feel free to visit our Anthology or Ordering Pages.

If you would like to enter the competition, please click on the image below. Those who are already subscribed will automatically be entered into this and future competitions.

CEA Greatest Anthology Written Giveaway Website

Winners will be notified of their prizes on 3 August 2018.

 


 

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)

Celenic Book Store Open Now for Direct Sales!

Now that our company is almost in full swing, one of our first major tasks has been accomplished. We have been dissatisfied with not having an online store where you can purchase products from us directly properly. Until now, we have had to rely on Paypal and Payfast, but now we have moved to a proper online store where you can buy on our site directly!

The store is called Celenic Book Store, which you can access from this link here. We are still working on adding our other titles, but have no fear: our parent company website (Celenic Earth Publications) will remain as we revamp it in the next few weeks to include all our divisions. Remember, Celenic Book Publishers is just one of the divisions in our company, the main source of book publications.

So visit our online bookstore, and watch as we add books and other merchandise to the store soon!


 

 

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South Africans Can Order the Guinness World Record Anthology of 108 Stories Directly From Us

We’ve recently discovered that, despite our best marketing, South Africans are still not aware that CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our world record anthology of 108 short stories, is available here in South Africa. Celenic Earth Publications is a publishing company based in Cape Town, with distributors available to send the volume anywhere in South Africa.

Many have been wanting to buy our volume, but thought it was only available internationally on Amazon and other global leading outlets. We’re happy to remind you that this is not true. We have local distributors, which means you will save on shipping costs and not have to wait for your copy to arrive.

So if you’d to order locally, just head on over to our order page for CEA Greatest Anthology Written, go down to the Paypal or Payfast options (payfast is faster for us to process), and click on the buttons to order your copy.

We sell our A4 550-page volume directly at R300 per copy, which is a major discount from the R500 the book stores will be selling it for because of their markup prices. Also, the current Guinness World Records 2018 book out now is priced at R360 at retail stores for 256 pages, so in comparison our volume is a steal!

If you have any queries for bulk orders, kindly email us for us to prepare a special payment link for you.

 


 

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First Antreya Chronicles Epic Fantasy Novel ‘The Journey Begins’ Set for Release on 15 December

Welcome to the first novel in the Heroes of Antreya fantasy series! Two of our writers, namely Dean Clark and Shaun M Jooste, have been working on The Journey Begins for months now while writing main and side questlines for the upcoming MMORPG epic fantasy game, Antreya Chronicles. The Journey Begins forms part of the first part of the game, and Antreya Studios graphic designers and developers are working hard to transform the literary words of these two creative writers into actual gameplay.

Do not feel that reading the gamebook novel will ruin the game experience for you though. Antreya Chronicles is a vast open world fantasy MMORPG, and players will be able to embark on many side quests, as well as choose how they want to carry out the main storyline missions. The Journey Begins brings the true plot of the game out in one, clean epic fantasy novel, revealing the essence of what the game’s tale will be.

And as the title suggests, this is only the beginning. More novels in the Heroes of Antreya series will be released in 2018, as well as spin-off novels by each of the writers. This is only the start of Antreya, which will keeping you reading and playing for decades to come.

Our pre-order page for The Journey Begins will be up by this weekend, and we will be sure to update you on our social media platforms once it is live. The expected release date is 15 December 2017 in paperback and ebook formats.

 

 

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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