Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce a new novel that will be hitting the online stands soon. The Oracle Runes 1: Nornien Odyssey is the first epic fantasy novel to be written by Debbie Stansfield, and is the first book in a trilogy that will be released.
Debbie has been working on this trilogy for many years. In fact, we were there when she first started writing it. It is such a pleasure to finally see this volume being published like it should in the hands of a proper publisher, and not lying dormant in the hands of a company that is now defunct and being hunted down for scamming thousands of writers.
Now that that is out of the way, we are proud to say that the ebook and paperback will be released on 17 February 2020, and you have the chance to preorder it now through the Book’s page in our Library or on Amazon. There are options for South Africans to purchase through PayFast, or international buyers to use PayPal.
If you would like to read more on Debbie and her author website, feel free to follow this link.
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:
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:
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.
A few weeks ago we announced that we would run a competition whereby subscribers to our website’s newsletter would receive free copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our World Record anthology of 108 short stories by 108 writers.
We are happy to announce that the winners have been determined, and have been notified by email of their winnings. The free paperback has been posted while we are still trying to obtain responses from all the ebook winners.
Here are the winners of this wonderful volume:
Nerisha Kemraj (Grand Prize – Paperback)
Bridgette Ronne (Ebook)
Dan Allen (Ebook)
Sharon Cox (Ebook)
Andre Ver Burg (Ebook)
Love Joshi (Ebook)
A Christina Portillo (Ebook)
Cuauhtemoc Villa (Ebook)
Linda Loring (Ebook)
Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the tales within the Volume. In the next giveaway we will be presenting the entire epic fantasy trilogy, Celenic Earth Chronicles, which is what started our publishing company off, hence the name.
We have some wonderful news to share. One of our Guinness World Record writers, for a short story in CEA Greatest Anthology Written, has signed up to have his work published by Celenic Earth Publications. John Irvine hales from New Zealand, and we are so pleased to have him as part of our team.
John actually signed up with us a few weeks ago, but we have slowly been getting things in place before we made any form of announcement. John’s work was with a previous publisher before, but has decided to change to working with us instead. By doing so, we have permission to not only publish his future work, but to republish all his previous work too.
For the moment, the entire collection to be published are as follows:
Man of Stone
Bucanneers, Sonneteers and Spittoons
Fast Friends Forever
You and me and cancer makes three
Ready for publication:
In the Wings:
Fur, Feathers and Feelers
Musings on Death and Life
Ships in the Night
We are very excited to begin this new journey with John and releasing these books as soon as possible. Currently we are finishing up Man of Stone for his approval and are anticipating releasing it within this month. Look out for our pre-order announcement!
And here is a quick word from John on Man of Stone:
Man of Stone
Although I fiddled with rhyming poetry over the years it was only when I returned to NZ in 1996 from a 29 year holiday in Australia that I began to write in earnest. This came about in the traditional manner… love poetry for a girlfriend. Terrible stuff really.
However, it morphed fairly quickly into observational stuff and I began to get a “feeling” for what I was doing. I met a woman on the Internet in a writer’s group who was living in Greece and after a quick trip there to meet up she decided to move to NZ. This English ex-pat was the trigger for me… this novelist/writer and embryonic poet inspired me to take stock of what I was doing and I blossomed at
A few years flashed by and I was submitting globally to online magazines and ezines and on fire. In 2005 I decided to approach a publisher in NZ with a view to publishing a collection and my Muse must have had a few drinks because the first publisher I offered my work to loved it and contracts were signed. A friend’s daughter, an art student, did some illustrations for it and soon I was a published poet.
Man of Stone was a minor success, but alas the publisher closed shop and that was the end. I wasn’t experienced enough to attack the world with the book, so it has been languishing for years now. Lucky me again… South African Publisher, Celenic Earth Publications , so we are off and running!
Thank you, Shaun Jooste!
It is a pleasure John! This is what we do. Assist writers in getting their word published and read around the world!
And finally, here is an interview done with John which we were given permission to share on our Youtube channel, with some words about John beneath it.
John Irvine was born on October 14th 1940, in working class suburb in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Life as an only child was often lonely, more especially for a “fat kid” with no father, in spite of close family ties and an encouraging mother. His mum says he began writing poetry as a child. None survive, probably just as well!!
It was a conventional childhood and adolescence, with all the usual desperate issues associated with a post-war, testosterone-loaded young man. Girls, drinking, cars…nothing changes except the size of the cars. Working at 15 years old with no academic qualifications meant limited career options, and eventually, after an early unsuccessful marriage, the lure of Australia drew him to that marvellous country. There, on a working holiday that lasted 281⁄2 years, he drifted like a leaf on a fickle breeze. He saw a lot of the Outback from the seat of a motorcycle or from behind the wheel of an old 4WD Nissan Patrol, accompanied for twelve of those years by his beloved dog/companion, Mr Mo.
He worked at employment as he found it—selling cars, cooking, crewing on cruising yachts, managing businesses, farming and even a brief stint in Papua New Guinea operating a jungle resort. After a return to New Zealand at the end of 1996, and the cold realisation that at 56 years of age he was unemployable, he began to write. First there was love poetry, then, as time dribbled by, he began to take a retrospective look at his own life. Since meeting up with an English-born woman from Greece on the Internet 15 years ago, he has been writing short (flash) stories as well, mainly horror.
They now share an idyllic life-style on New Zealand’s picturesque Coromandel Peninsula, living in a small rural community surrounded by hills and the ocean.
He hopes to die peacefully one day without warning and minimal leakage.
Welcome to the CEP family, John!
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You can order your copy of our World Record 108 short story anthology here!
This year, we want to approach this with more style. All anthologies are open for submissions, depending on which genre you are aiming for. Anthologies will be published based on demand and number of writers available, and we will continue to call for submissions until we have met our quota per anthology.
If you’re interested in having a look at our anthology collection, you can visit our Submissions page at the details. Please complete the Contact Form on that page if you’d like to discuss a certain anthology in detail.
PS, we are still busy planning the revamp of our website to include all the divisions now under Celenic Earth Publications. We want to present the ultimate experience. More details on that to come soon.
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:
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:
As we’ve said so many times before, we are heartily accepting organisational or corporate entities that want to sponsor the launch event that is happening on Saturday 30 September 2017. We’ve had a discussion with the principal of one of our local schools, Parow East Primary, who will be assisting us with spreading the word of the World record attempt to help us build a great crowd for the launch. This will go a long way in creating awareness, since even social media has its limits. You’d be amazed that more people overseas know about this event than locally.
As soon as Exclusive Books amps up the adverts for the launch, you will be sure that everyone in Cape Town and the greater South Africa will realise what is coming. For now, Parow East Primary will be sharing the news of the event with the parents in the school.
We are proud to have them as a sponsor of the event, and look forward to showcasing their school logo at the event. Thank you so much for your assistance!
As another reminder, today is the last day that any pre-orders will be listed as sponsors within the World Record anthology itself. You can click on the book image below to read more about our record attempt, or on the pre-order button to place your order now.
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.
We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Past your Reality Volume 1, will be released on Monday 19 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!
If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.
As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Fantasy Anthology:
The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.
Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Past your Reality. Entries will be open until the book is published on 19 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.
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