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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.

International Publishers: Have your books published and sold in South Africa

We have always been proud of the fact that even though we are based in South Africa, we have been able to publish work from writers all over the world, and have them available anywhere in the world.

However, a problem has been identified in the South African market. When South Africans want to order books from online stores such as Amazon, the shipping costs are usually more than the price of the books themselves. If they are lucky enough to find the books in our local bookshops, the prices are so high compared to local writers, that they are dissuaded from purchasing them.

No matter where they order it from, it is just too expensive.

This creates a roll-on effect for the publisher. Not only can their books not succeed in the South African market, but they had to reduce their royalties just to lower the retail price of their books.

And this is where we come in. Being based in South Africa, we are able to offer a publishing arrangement where we assist in bringing your books to South Africa, online and in bookstores, in a way that makes it cheaper for the readers and brings in more royalties for the writers.

We would love to represent you and your books here in South Africa. And in order for us to present this offer to you, we invite you to visit our International Relations page, where we set out our services and where you can complete and submit a query for our consideration.

So if you would like to know more about making your books more available to South Africans, feel free to let us know.

Forthcoming Literary Attractions by Celenic Book Publishers

We are in the second month of 2019 already. Another month flies by and the year is moving on swiftly.

And a great way to move with the year is to announce the books we have signed up for publication for the coming months ahead. It is an exciting year for us, as we have a really promising collection from both new writers and old.

We’ve been working with these writers for some time now to get their books ready for this year. And we are proud to showcase them to you so you may be filled with the same eagerness as we are.

So here they are, our upcoming publications of 2019 and 2020 so far:


Debbie Stansfield- The Oracle Runes: Nornien Odyssey

Nornien Odyssey, Book 1 in the fantasy series The Oracle Runes, was first published in 2010. Due to bad faith in the publisher, and the publishing company now being defunct, writer Debbie Stansfield has turned to Celenic Earth Publications to have the work republished.

This first volume is near completion with regards to new editing and formatting to fit CEP publishing standards, but in the meantime here is the short synopsis of the fantasy novel:

Alexandra had never thought that she would have to finish a battle her parents had started more than ten years ago. But now the battle for the earth has erupted once again and she will need all the help she can get. From mere mortals turning into centaurs to an unexpected visit from a handsome wolfane, it is sure to keep Alexandra on her toes. She will have to rely on her family’s old friends the fairies to help her fight the battle, and when the Mermalani twins join she is sure that they at least have some chance of winning.

But are both twins on the side of good, or is one unconsciously fighting for the side of evil? This sends Alex on a journey where she discovers long dormant secrets and a family history she never thought possible. Can the mysterious Nornien stone, of the three fairy sisters of faith help the side of good during the war, or is it just some useless legend created by the elders to entertain children? Can she use her instincts in trusting the trolls whom have shown up unexpectedly, claiming not to be the ones responsible for the deaths of magical creatures? And when the centaurs show up after years of banishment, surprising even the fairy queen, she knows that their troubles have only started…


Kenny Bersgma – Fresh Observations

Kenny Bergsma has been writing for most of his senior life… he just never took the step to have any of it published. When we met him last year, we helped him publish his first drama novel inspired by real events, “Flats Justice“.

This year we are focusing on one of his inspirational books. Kenny likes to philosophise and spend time with God, talking about everything, from love to hardships, and has spent time writing all his notes in this inspirational volume. He hopes that some of his thoughts will get others to think with more of an open mind, when “Fresh Observations” is published.


Angelique Pacheco

Angelique has been writing for us for several anthologies now, but bringing her own work to publications has been in the works for some time now. We have three titles coming up from her, hopefully all this year, and they are all Christian-based books.

The first is Jungle Bible, which is a book of stories for children from the bible. There will also be an adult devotional book, and a children devotional book that we are really excited to be working on. There will be illustrations in the book, but we are sure that Christian children everywhere will love having these books by their beds.


Pragashnie Naidoo – Little Specks of Dust

Little Specks of Dust presents a drama that looks into the lives of an indian girl and those around her. Especially protective of her brother and the secret held between them, other secrets start to reveal themselves as everything begins to close in on her.

Pragashnie brings a riveting tale about family, culture and secrets that can tear people apart. It is bound to touch the hearts of many, and we look forward to working with her on her book.


Liam Scullard – Anthony and Me

Anthony and Me is a family orientated story about building a family from a start that most would think to be strange. All Jason wants to feel is love and happiness. When he meets Anthony, they take on the world gathering their family as they take their steps toward the future. As the family grows it becomes apparent that the brothers become one despite the challenges that try force them apart. The journey takes them to a place beyond their wildest dreams enriching their lives with love unity trust and happiness.

This is Liam’s first working title, and with it he brings such strong compassion between Anthony and Jason, that you will be compelled to read through every chapter to see their fire grow.


Shaun M Jooste

After the successful release of his debut horror novel, Silent Hill: Betrayal, author Shaun M Jooste is getting ready to release the second in his Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Obversion. Fans of his first book have already signed up to the Silent Hill: Obversion Newsletter for insights as to what to expect from the upcoming horror novel.

Cassandra Sanders wakes up tied down to a gurney in the psychiatric ward of a dark and broken hospital. After barely escaping from demented doctors and other horrific horrors, she breaks out of the hospital and finds herself in the tormented and haunted town of Silent Hill.

While searching the streets and buildings for clues as to what is happening to the town, she discovers links to her past that have troubled her for most of her life. Signs of her family start appearing, and something sinister in the crippled creatures that hunt her calls out to her. Was Cassey somehow responsible for some of the things that had happened in Silent Hill? Was she indirectly responsible for the massacre that happened so long ago?

And in her reflections, captured in the fog of Silent Hill, she sees the face of someone she once loved, someone so close to her, who had been taken from her by her own father. And she can hear the cold axe ringing through the streets, on the chill of the air, coming for her life, the one who got away that fateful night….

Along with his second horror novel, Shaun is also busy with his upcoming dark fantasy novel, Malum: Rise of the Deadly Sins. Both Silent Hill: Obversion and Malum will be released at the same time this year.

Inspired by Blizzard’s dark fantasy game series, Diablo, comes a dark fantasy novel filled with magic and darkness. In a small town of K’vornash, the villagers are starting to act strangely. Once polite people with only slight hints of ambition, the villagers begin exhibiting behaviour completely against their nature. Once chaste men give into their lustful desires, honest women begin stealing in the dead of the night, and dead clergy are found strewn around the holy cathedral.

Rumours spread in the surrounding towns of these happenings and several warriors, mages and mystical fighters arrive at the town to discover the cause of this dark turn. At first, nothing gives sign as to what has occurred until whispers reach them of horrific creatures rising in the depths of Kor’nosh Mine.

The heroes delve into the darkness, battling every foe they come across. Yet, the more they fight, the stronger the demons become. The mines hold a deeper secret than the minions that fill the vast passages in the mountain, one that threatens the lives of every human on the planet. And it becomes clear that some among them are aligned with the darkness. 


More Titles to Come

We are busy negotiation more titles that might become available this year, as well a the list of anthologies that we plan to publish. One of the titles includes the sequel to Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins, but more details on that another time.

If you would like to contact us with regards to being published, feel free to contact us on our Submission page.

CELENIC ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASE

Welcome to our Anthology Showcase!

We know you are busy. We know that you can’t always browse a publisher’s website to see what books they have available. There are so many sites out there, and so little time.

Spare us five minutes of your time, and we will take you through our showcase, presenting to you our Library of Anthologies available, as quickly as possible.

Tomorrow we will present our Author Showcase, so stay tuned!


ANTHOLOGIES

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Presenting our jewel, the one anthology that has really stood out for us last year. Our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, presents 108 short stories by 108 writers, spanning over several genres. It was our bestselling product of 2018, beating our second bestselling product, Silent Hill: Betrayal, by almost double!

Still the favoured choice of 2019 by buyers all over the world, this A4-sized 540-paged volume will keep you busy for months.

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Every year during November, writers around the world take part in the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. They attempt to write 50,000 words towards completing a novel. In April and July, however, there is a Camp NaNoWriMo, where writers can either edit their novels or practice writing other projects.

During one of these camps, some Wrimos in the Western Cape NaNo group put some short stories together for publication in this volume. It spans several genres, and even features writers in the group that are from overseas, with some scintillating tales.

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Our horror anthologies take second place in our bestselling anthology category. Both volumes have done exceedingly well, terrifying readers all over the world. Featuring different writers per anthology, with the exclusion of Stonehurst Part 1 and Part 2 in each volume respectively, these tales will definitely keep you awake at night.

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Another popular anthology series are our fantasy volumes. From magic and mystery, to other fantastic worlds, these fantasy stories will truly enchant your minds. Our second volume has been released recently with even more tales than the first volume. We are sure these short stories will remain with you forever.


Finally, we present our science fiction anthology, CEA Into the Beyond. If you are a fan of time travel, space travel and other forms of science fiction, we have a wonderful selection of science fiction stories for you. We are busy preparing the second anthology volume, so make sure you get your hands on the first collection.


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.

 

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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South African Angelique Pacheco Signed up for Christian Devotionals and Children Books

We have another announcement to make. South African writer Angelique Pacheco has signed up to have her work published by Celenic Earth Publications! We have been in discussions with Angelique for a few months, and are happy to advise that she has become part of the Celenic family.

Angelique’s focus will be on Christian devotionals and christian stories for children. We have also asked her to work on a children’s daily devotional, something we feel that is sorely lacking in the literary world.

These are the books that Angelique is currently working on for publication:

  • Jungle Bible
  • Kids Devotional
  • Adult Devotional

Here is a small bio of Angelique:

Angelique Pacheco teaches Martial Arts by day and writes at night. She has been writing ever since she can remember. Her first love is poetry. She came third in the South African Writer’s circle Annual short story Competition in 2016. More recently, she took second place in the South African Writer’s circle Annual short story Competition in 2017. She has been published in the Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Authors Mag and Flat White magazine.

Angelique is also featured in our Guinness World Record Anthology of 108 short stories, CEA Greatest Anthology Written. Her story that was featured is called ‘Birds of Change’, and had a historical aspect to it.

We are very happy to have Angelique as part of the Celenic family, and we are sure her books will be a delight to all Christians around the world!


 

You can order your copy of our World Record 108 short story anthology here!

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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!

 

 

Call for Short Story Writers: LGBT & Erotica

In keeping with our 2017 Anthology Schedule, we have two new anthologies coming up for September. 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 August 2017.

CEA WITHIN THE PRIDE VOLUME 1

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This will be the LGBT anthology, featuring stories written by members in the LGBT community as well as those in support of them.

 

CEA UNDER THE SHEETS VOLUME 1

 

This will be our erotica anthology, which we have surprisingly received quite a few requests for. We suspect this one will do quite well among our readers.

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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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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