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Debbie Stansfield’s Fantasy Tale, Nornien Odyssey, is now available

Celenic Earth Publications is proud to announce that Debbie Stansfield’s first fantasy novel, Nornien Odyssey, is now available for purchase!

Debbie has come a long road since it was originally published by an American scam publisher, and is now happy to have it republished in it’s newly edited form. We have made a lot of effort to make sure it is as polished as possible, and to make it available all around the world.

The Book’s page has been updated now with links to its online availability. We are in the process of establishing a local launch for Debbie in her hometown, and will be sure to inform those of you who live in the Free State, South Africa, when it is available.

Free State radio stations and newspapers will soon be releasing interviews and news on this wonderful release, and as we get copies we will be sure to share them on our website.

For now, feel free to click on the image below to read more about the book and its online availability.

2020: A new Year, a New Beginning

Here we are with a new year. New beginnings, new goals to achieve. There is a new energy on the horizon and we can feel the fire burning.

As mentioned before, Celenic Earth Publications opens up on 13 January 2020. This doesn’t mean we’ve been idle. We’ve been receiving requests from a handful of new writers to be published. This year we are hoping to see more books being published by us, and another try at our Celenic Earth Anthologies volumes of short stories.

Remember, if you finally want to have your books published in 2020, you can contact us on the Submission page or Contact page.

This year will also see an expansion of our other divisions, especially the Game and Film divisions. We will be scoping out more of the game writing and screenwriting industries to see where there are more opportunities for our writers.

For now, we are just enjoying the final days of the holidays before things kick into high gear. We hope to hear from all of you soon for a very ambitious, successful year.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY CLOSURE PERIOD

Another year comes to an end. This year went by very quickly, and we didn’t get to everything we set out to do. So many things happened it was hard to keep up with it all. When we say we are ready for these December holidays, it is an understatement.

Celenic Earth Publications will be officially closing during the December holiday period from 13 December 2019 to 13 January 2020. This does not mean that work comes to a complete standstill. We will still be making use of the holiday madness to market and sell our books. The online world doesn’t come to an end. As a matter of fact it just increases.

We will also be enlarging our network overseas. This year we have managed to obtain printers in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand who help us to distribute our books in those areas. In South Africa we already have distributors, since this is where we are based. Our latest victory is in China (Hong Kong specifically), where we have just recently established an agreement to have books printed and sold there.

Of course, with our online distributors we can practically send our books anywhere on the planet, but it helps having these connections in those countries.

So, if we’re still technically keep the sales and networking going, what does the downtime mean? Well, we won’t be working on any of our clients’ books, such as editing and publishing. You will still be able to submit requests to be published through our portal, and email us , but chances are low that we will be attending to them until January 2020.

We’ve already started closing down, just tying up loose ends before we close down completely. We’ll be preparing for next year, getting ready for the next anthologies and authors that we will be signing up. We’ll be trying to get a better footprint in the screenwriting arena, while seeing how much more we can get involved with game publishing and writing.

Our gaming news studio, AIR Entertainment, will continue to stream gaming news and reviews as they become available. So make sure you follow that site to be kept up-to-date with the latest.

And so with that, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday period. If any big news breaks out from us, we will be sure to post about it. Here’s looking forward to a better 2020.

CEA Greatest Anthology Written celebrates two years since its release

A wonderful event happened two years ago on 14 October 2017. After working since July on getting a volume together to beat the Guinness World Record of 50 writers in one volume, we finally released a volume with 109 writers!!

This month we celebrate 2 years since the release of CEA Greatest Anthology Written. Each writer has been issued with a Certificate of Participation, of which the full list is available on our page.

And to celebrate further, we are placing the Volume on sale. The ebook is on sale from $7.99 to $0.99 on Amazon, while the paperback price will be lowered from R350 to R300 for this month only. So make sure you head on over to our celebration page to make sure to make the most of this discount!

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

 


 

 

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