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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.


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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.

 

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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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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

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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.

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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)

World Record Anthology Ebook of 108 Short Stories on Promotion for $0.99!!

Remember the Guinness World Record Anthology of 108 short stories published in 1 novel that was released earlier this year?

Well, to celebrate achieving this record of having the most authors published in one volume (which is still in the verification stage), we are dropping the price of the ebook on Amazon! That’s right, for 108 short stories spanning over several genres, you can now obtain this massive ebook for a low, low, low price of $0.99!

If you want to read more about our world record anthology, please visit our CEA Greatest Anthology Written page.

 

There is no way you can be bored with so many stories to choose from. If you want to order this ebook at the low, low price of $0.99, please click on this link here, or the image below.

Please note that Amazon might reflect a slightly higher price based on a recommended retail price.

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If you would prefer the paperback, you can also obtain that on internationally on Amazon through this link, or if you are in South Africa you can order directly from us below:

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Please note: Payfast forms are not compatible with wordpress for ordering more than 1 in quantity, or for supplying a delivery address. If you intend on ordering more than 1, or want to supply a delivery address, please email shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com.

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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.


 

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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CEA Greatest Anthology Written With Its 108 Short Stories in 1 Volume Is Nominated for Best Anthology Awards 2017

When CEA Greatest Anthology Written was released in October, we knew it would become an instant success. Not only is it up for a Guinness World Record for the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, but it was also nominated for the Shirley Jackson Awards. And now, CEA Greatest Anthology Written has been nominated for the Best Anthology of 2017 in the Preditors and Editors Awards.

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That makes two awards nominations in 2 months!! We’re sure there are many more to come in 2018, but for now we are ending 2018 with a glorious bang. Even though a nomination is great, we would love for you to vote for our Anthology in the awards. As it stands, CEA Greatest Anthology Written is topping the standings, and we would dearly love to keep it that way. So if you would like to help, please visit the Preditors and Editors Anthology voting page and give us a click.

We will keep you updated with standings on our social media platforms every week, so be sure to follow us on social media (the buttons on the bottom of this site’s page) and don’t miss out.

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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Shaun M Jooste

Director: Celenic Earth Chronicles

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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Investment Opportunity – Guinness World Record Anthology

20% RETURN ON INVESTMENT!!

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14 October 2017 is almost upon us! Our Guinness World Record Anthology attempt, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, will be launched at Exclusive Books, Canal Walk, at 11am. The shopping centre will be advertising the event in the days leading up to the launch.

This is now a great opportunity for investors that not only want to make their money grow within 1 day if we meet sales targets, but also to have their names or company listed on the actual advertisements themselves. The investment will go towards printing of the required number of books for the event, and the ROI will be made off the Volume’s selling price.

As this will be such a huge event, held at one of the province’s largest shopping centres within the popular Exclusive Books, and an attempt at a world record, we are sure the sales can be made, with already 120 preorders in hand.

Investors will have to contact us within 2-3 days with an offer to invest, as we will be printing the first load of books on Friday 6 October 2017. We can be emailed at shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for further financial and event plan details.

 

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