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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.

It’s a New Year, and Our Publishing Site has a New Look!

Welcome to 2019!! And welcome to our new website!

We’ve been threatening to redo our website ever since we expanded our business model last year. We moved from simply publishing books to, well, so much more. Our site still only showed books that we published, and much of what we had taken on as a company was lost to the audience.

Well, no more…

As you can see by our menu bar, we do so much more than publishing books now. We have spread across much of the writing industry, incorporating other entertainment media such as games, movies, music, and also included writing news, opportunities and training.

You may think that we have taken on so much more, but we’ve actually been managing all these divisions over the last year. All we have done is increased efficiency by bringing it all together and managing it under one roof.

Our home page explains everything we do now, but for ease of reference, here are our branches within Celenic Earth Publications:

  • Celenic Book Publishers: publication of novels, novelettes and short story anthologies, mainly fiction, as well as adaptation of games or movies into books.
  • Celenic Game Studios: partnering with game developers to supply writers for game stories, as well as adaptation of novels or movies into games. CGS also releases news on games and the gaming industry, namely on AIR Entertainment.
  • Celenic Film Studios: partnering with movie producers to supply screenwriters for film scripts, as well as adaptation of novels or games into films.
  • Celenic Music Studios: partnering with music producers to supply lyrical writers for songs, as well as integration of music into films and games through our partners.
  • Celenic Comic Central: publication of comic books, comic strips for magazines and newspapers, and celebrating comic developers around the world.
  • Celenic News Publishers: key focus on news with regards to writers and the writing industry, with a focus on newsletters and magazines.
  • Author Mentor Studios: training writers and developing their skills further.

 

Feel free to browse our website. We will be updating our social media in the next few days to incorporate all our branches, as well as releasing new logos for our new brands, so watch our for news on that.

Final note: We are aware that the site may not spread over the width of computer screens at the moment, but our techies are on it!

Neon Sword Cyberpunk Role-Playing Game is Live on Kickstarter

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Good morning followers

You must be wondering why I am posting about a game on my author’s blog and not just keeping it on AIR Entertainment or Steemit.

Well, that is because I am very much involved with the game as a writer and a voice actor. I have been working on some short stories for the game’s website. I am also pretty excited to get started on some novels based on the game’s lore.

One thing at a time though. For now, we are focusing on the Kickstarter campaign that has been setup. The funds will help push through the final stages of development and towards publishing the game, first on PC and then hopefully on console.

Here’s a small write-up of the game:

“Neon Sword is an open world 3rd person top down action roleplay game with elements of business simulation. The non-linear story has multiple choices that effect the world around you leading you down many paths; the person you become is shaped by your decisions made within the game.

Another crime goes unsolved in the city that is the cesspit of humanity! Well, not if you have any say in the matter as you start a personal crusade of revenge. Are you the hunter or the hunted? You will turn Quaid City upside down hosing the streets clean of the human vermin that infest the dark shadows out of the neon glare. Shape the destiny of Quaid City.

Do you use commerce or violence as your weapons of choice? Purchase and manage businesses to get on the property ladder and build your income. Manage a deep and vibrant economy in a dynamic world that evolves around your every action. Strive to bring order to a city in the depths of despair. Will you be businessman or the ultimate bounty hunter? Customizing your character for the perfect kill with scores of weapons, skills and accessories that allow you to bring swift justice to the factions that stand between you and sweet revenge.

The time has come to wield the Neon Sword.”

Very exciting indeed. I cannot wait for you all to try this game out. The lore is kind extensive, which led me to writing the short stories and novels in the first place. I am just grateful that PeaHead Games gave me this opportunity.

I will keep you updated on the game and story development. For now, please visit the Kickstarter page. Here is the video for the event.

Warm Regards

The Count of Celenic Earth

 

 

 

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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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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Celenic Game Studios presents AIR Entertainment – New Gaming News Site

What we are sure no one can get enough of are sites that bring you the latest news. One of our publishing divisions, Celenic Game Studios, has started a new gaming news website called AIR Entertainment. The acronym stands for Announcements, Interviews and Reviews, while also representing our favourite natural element.

This follows our departure from The Pulse Entertainment and starting our own news site. You may have noticed that they are no longer listed as partners at the bottom of the page. We won’t expand on that too much right now.

The website is already up and running, and you can visit it by clicking on the image below. We have been planning in how many forms we want to bring news from the gaming industry to you. When we have everything set up we will let you know, but as a teaser we already have youtube set up for some gaming coverage, retrospectives and expo visits. We have been spreading out to Indie and AAA developers to provide us with the latest news, so expect to see a lot of content over the next few weeks.

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We know we’ve been quiet lately, but remember: we’ve branched out to various divisions and this site will be upgraded soon to include all of them and more. We’ve also been busy with our Guinness World Record attempt, and Celenic Earth Publishers will be providing more information on that soon. Finally, we will be bringing more news on gaming platforms we have partnered with to develop games on.

So if we are quiet.. it is because we are working so hard at bringing you the best we can.

 

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Celenic Game Studios establishes Gaming News Site: A.I.R. Entertainment

In line with staying on top of what is happening in the gaming industry, we have decided to start our own gaming news site. We will be doing (A)nnouncements, (I)nterviews and (R)eviews with game developers and publishing, basically anyone involved in the industry. We have a small group of gaming writers bringing you the latest news, and you can see what we are up to on the new site, which you can visit by clicking the image below:

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The site is still small for now, but we will be growing quickly as we already have a hand in the gaming industry and have received some free review keys for games that have recently been released. We have also aligned with GameTyrant as our brothers in the gaming news industry, and will be focusing on their GT Tournaments and any specific announcements they might have.

So watch this space carefully as we bring you the best there is to offer in the gaming kingdom. You can also visit the Facebook page and Twitter feed.

 

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Celenic Earth Publications is Officially Registered and Branching Out

When we started Celenic Earth Publications in 2016, it was simply a mechanism whereby we could publish our own novels on Amazon and Smashwords. It was nothing but a publishing label used to create agreements with these partners. In terms of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), the South African authority on company registrations:

It is not necessary for all businesses to formalise by registering with the CIPC. For some businesses, such as informal businesses and sole proprietors, there may not be sufficient benefits.

However, CEP is growing. We are extending to publishing beyond novels, and as such the time has come to formalise the company. In many instances, a company has to be registered formally to do business with certain institutes, such as PlayStation or a financial bank. And since we are now going to be growing to publishing more than just books, we are now ready to branch out.

 

REGISTRATION

We are now formally registered as Private Company, Celenic Earth Publications (Pty) Ltd. The CEO of the company is Shaun M Jooste, the founder of the company. The company is officially recognised by the CIPC, the South African Revenue Services, and Financial Banking Institutions.

 

NEW DIVISIONS

Here is perhaps the biggest news, apart from the official registration of CEP. New divisions have been created within CEP, and as such these divisions will receive their own brands, logos, Business Plans, missions, visions and strategies. They will all be aligned to the parent company, CEP, but expect each division to be trading independently. There will only be one website for CEP, but all divisions will be featured here on separate pages.


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This is the Book and Novel Division of Celenic Earth Publications. This division will continue to publish novels and anthologies as we have been this year and is hoping to expand further the rest of the year evolves. We will soon be setting different publishing packages available to writers, that focuses more on income from royalties earned than upfront payment.


Celenic Earth Comics

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The Comics / Graphic Novel division seeks less to establish new brand name comics and more to branch out current merchandise into the graphic novel arena. This means creating graphic novels for books we have already published or for games we have helped developed, like Celenic Earth Chronicles or Antreya Chronicles. It will help us expand our library and tell our stories a different way.


Celenic Independent Press

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Last year we started an online newsletter called Celenic Earth Newsletter. It slowly died away, but there is a rising interest in South Africa with everything to do with writing and how to become published. This division will looking at establishing local magazines catering towards wannabe writers, guiding them with tips and promoting writing opportunities around the world through advertising. This may start off as a digital magazine, but we may grow to publishing it in print format for local book and coffee shops.


Celenic Game Studios

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As you may have noticed lately, we’ve been partnering with many game development companies, specifically as it related to writing announcements for them on The Pulse Entertainment or providing writing talent. We are now in a position to publish games, and have already submitted requests to PlayStation, Xbox / Windows and Steam to become game publishing partners. This was one of the things we specifically needed a company registration number for. We will now be strengthening our game development partnerships with opportunities to publish their games for them.


Celenic Film Enterprise

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This division is focused on assisting screenwriters getting their scripts recognised and produced, as well as obtaining further opportunities for them. We’re networking with film production companies now and are hoping that this will create strong business relationships with local and international talent, whether in the writing or performance fields. We’ve also made contact with Netflix and Amazon Studios for screenwriting and film production opportunities.


Celenic Music Records

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Our music studio will focus on creating content and soundtracks for some of our merchandise, whether it be for our films, books or games. The publishing platforms are already available and we have been experimenting with creating our debut Silent Hill: Betrayal soundtrack. Hopefully we can attract more talent in this regard, specifically newbies or veterans in the field waiting to be recognised.


CONCLUSION

Of course, there are internal divisions which will help us manage this all, such as marketing, strategy, organisational development, HR and finance, to name a few. As the company grows in profits and earnings, so will the size of the company. And the stronger we grow, the better service we can deliver to everyone out there who wants to bring their talents to the world, and have not had a chance to do so as yet.

It should go without saying that all of this will not happen overnight. This will take months and months and years of planning, research, establishing connections and building strong bridges. And training training training. But… it is a step in the right direction…

Expect MAJOR changes and announcements to this site for the year to come.


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We’ve got some new Entertainment Partners, and We’d like to Show Them Off

This last week we’ve been establishing some proper partnerships with some organisations we’ve been having some dealings with. This network has been steadily growing in the last month, but some things have been cast in solid stone.

Far be it from us to keep silent on the matter, especially when we find this new venture rather exciting. So here’s a bit of an introduction to all of them.


THE PULSE ENTERTAINMENT

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The Pulse Entertainment {TPE} presents news, reviews and interviews of anything in the entertainment industry, such as games, movies, books, music, anime, etc. Currently we have four of our authors from our Anthologies writing for TPE, namely Shaun M Jooste, Andi Hodgetts, Wesley Jade, Pragashnie Naidoo and Sarah Beth James, the last of which actually owns TPE.

Any literary news that Celenic Earth Publications {CEP} has to share will also be announced on and shared by TPE, and any CEP writers will have a chance to write for TPE should they pass the audition. They will also be looking for further opportunities in the industry to grow together, many of which have already been realised.


KEYSTONE GAMES

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Keystone Games is a developer of AAA games which has launched recently. The profits from their games go to the disabled and less fortunate, and are even staffed by those with disabilities. You can see an interview done by Pulse Entertainment that explains more of what they do.

CEP and TPE have both partnered with Keystone, which have already yielded some results. TPE have been privy to some new game reveals, which were announced on the site, and author Shaun Jooste has done some interviews with Keystone and made some leads with their game developers. Andi Hodgetts has been signed on as an actor for one of the games, Homicide Detective, and negotiations are underway for Jooste also to become involved with the team as a writer. We hope for much more to come in the near future, but more detail cannot be released at this point.


ANTREYA STUDIOS

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Antreya Studios is busing developing a MMORPG game called Antreya Chronicles, which will be vast in terms of the world presented to online players as well as the ability to customise characters and skills. Our author Shaun Jooste has also been involved with interviewing the lead members of the Antreya team for TPE, which has been gaining an incredible amount of views of Facebook and Twitter.

Both anthology authors Dean Clark and Jooste are writers for Antreya Chronicles, focusing on the lore, main plot, character descriptions and side quests for the game. CEP has agreed to be the main publisher of future game books and novel spin-offs for Antreya Chronicles, as well as a special surprise which we will announce when the time is appropriate.


SALTY GOAL PRODUCTIONS

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Salty Goal Productions is also a game developer, with a game that has been Steam greenlit for further development. Hegis’ Grasp is not only a horror game soon to be released, but the gamebook has been written by Dean Clark and published by CEP.

We’re looking forward to this business relationship with SGP, hoping it will bring more opportunities for books to be written and published. We will be announcing any further news for the release of games on TPE and books on CEP. Here is a trailer for the upcoming game, which is for adults only.


DEEP BLUE GAMES

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Deep Blue Games has been developing some games for a while now, and their main focus is their upcoming game, WerWolf. Shaun Jooste has taken to interviewing them for GameTyrant and has such a keen interest in the game.

As with SGP, we will be keeping up any news for their work to be announced on TPE and are hoping to publish any novel adaptations for them. Here is a trailer for the upcoming WerWolf.


DEVIL’S PEEK GAMES

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Devil’s Peek Games has a special place in the CEP heart. Both of us are based in Cape Town, South Africa. When Shaun Jooste interviewed DPG for TPE, discovering that they had developed Puzzleverse that would be published by Keystone, he realised that they were based almost around the corner from CEP.

We will continue to watch DPG for further announcements to be made on TPE, while keeping our doors open for literary writing and publishing opportunities. Here is a sneak peek of their upcoming Puzzleverse.


And that’s it from us for now on our partners, although discussions are currently underway with other potential partners, one which will help get our foot in the screenwriting industry for films.

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