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CLEON is a german publishing house specialising in children’s and young adult’s books, which are described best by fairy tale / adventure style. As editor and licenser of the brand 'Das Unkrautland', CLEON Publishing became one of the most successful newcomers of the past years. The constantly growing fan base loves above all the elaborate, fine stories and the atmospheric graphic artwork  - both characteristic of CLEON and ‘Das Unkrautland’. In addition, the cooperation with notable companies in the game and film industry contributed to the fact of a broader publicity. The following pages will present and inform you about new releases and our most popular titles including reading samples.

 

News 01/2016
CLEON celebrates 10. birthday

Success means - to realize dreams.
Books, jigsaw-puzzles, boardgames and a lovely onlineworld full of riddles and secrets.  Within the last ten years an entire cosmos has been built for the spooky realm of Unkrautland, which is enlarging continiously. We want to bring special regards to our partners, and not to forget, to all our readers that supported us realizing the dream.

News 01/2015
Salessuccess
third printrun at Carlsen Publishing

4 months after the first edition of softcover Vol. 1 was released, CARLSEN needed to reprint. The third printrun is actually available.

News 11/2014
Cooperation with Kinopolis-Group

Starting from Nov. 13th you will find Unkrautland products besides Lego building sets and Disney DVDs in the display cabinets of German mega cinemas. These items are bonus articles for frequent moviegoers. Our advice for the ones of you who do not own a Cine Card .... start collecting bonus points now!

News 11/2014
Licence granted for Spanish translation in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America

Panamericana Publishing purchased the license for the Spanish edition of the saga of 'Das Unkrautland'. Distribution is planned for the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America.

News 10/2014
Unkrautland Riddle

On Oct. 31st, it will happen again. Just in time for Halloween, we invite all our fans and fans-to-be to participate in the new prize draw which features a tricky riddle that needs to be solved. What you can win: a limited number of Unkrautland artprints, framed and signed by the author and artist Stefan Seitz. Wishing you best of luck and much fun!

News 05/2014
Foreign rights sold to Turkey and Latvia

With the Latvian edition of 'Das Unkrautland' ("Nezalu Valstiba") the first foreign copy was released by JUMAVA publishing. The book comes as a softcover version and comprises 272 pages. Also in Turkey, the title will be available very soon. Due to this, the webpage www.unkrautland.com has been extended by the possibility to read in Turkish language.

News 03/2014
Unkrautland softcover-edition by CARLSEN

Since a few days, Vol. 2 of the Unkrautland-triloy "The secret of the Black Lodge" is also available in softcover version and as e-book. The release of Vol. 3 "Peaks of Sulphur Pinnacles" is announced for April 2014.

News 11/2013
Prize draw at McDonald's

In cooperation with McDonald's Inc. an Unkrautland prize draw was brought to life, which will be displayed in all participating restaurants starting November 25th, 2013. Carlsen Publishing takes part as a sponsor and provides 66 copies of the softcover edition of "Das Unkrautland - Vol. 1". Thanks to all for the great support.

News 09/2013
Unkrautland Tabletop-Game in production

Range the Gloomyforest and be the first to discover the stolen goods. That's the task, all players of the Unkrautland-Tabletop-Game have to solve. Charming graphics and a crisp playing-concept are providing a lot of fun. The release of the game will be in 12/2013.

News 06/2013
Sponsorship for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Cleon, the publisher of 'Das Unkrautland', donates 500 copies of Vol. 1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities. We wish the kids a speedy recovery, all the best and much fun with the books.

News 05/2013
TV-Report “Unkrautland” at KIKA

On May 5th, there was shown a wonderful TV-report of 'Das Unkrautland', initialized by RBB and KIKA. The program was acutely nice arranged and we give our thanks and compliments to the editorial staff. For the ones who have missed it: next date will be Nov 3rd, 1.10 p.m.

News 03/2013
Unkrautland Action Figures

Provided with fine details and a hight up to 6,5 inches the first series of Unkrautland Action Figures have been manufactured of polyamide plastic. Each character is finished with a grounding and offers to be easily painted with usual modeling colours. All the Action Figures are preproduction models and actual not available commercially.

News 11/2012
Picture book ‘Anura’s Gate’ available now

The mystery proceeds… For the first time – following three “Unkrautland” novels -  with ‘Anura’s Gate’ we present a picture book containing a very special short story in combination with wonderful and detailed graphic art work.

News 09/2012
Unkrautland 
Jigsaw Puzzles by Schmidt Spiele

Six of the very much liked Unkrautland graphics are now placed on jigsaw puzzles published by the German company Schmidt Spiele. As well as the books also the puzzles hold a riddle which can only be solved with much alertness.

News 03/2012
CARLSEN Publishing buys foreign rights of ‚Unkrautland Vol.1 & 2’

In addition to the softcover licenses CARLSEN Publishing also becomes license holder of the foreign rights of Unkrautland Vol.1&2.

News 12/2011
Unkrautland at McDonald’s

The new Unkrautland-pricedraw is placed on McDonald's Tablesets. We say Merry Christmas to all guests at McDonald’s in the southern regions between Munich and Salzburg. And of course ... enjoy your meal!

News 11/2011
Vol. 3 of the Unkrautland Book series available now!

Finally! We are happy to present Vol. 3 of the mysterious saga Unkrautland. Will Primus and Plim be able to solve the grand secret of former ages and will they master the adversities they have to face in the ice cold mountain regions? Surely, it will be another thrilling adventure! Unkrautland Vol. 3 is available now.

News 07/2011
Jigsaw-Puzzle-Sets available autumn 2012 at Schmidt Spiele

Very soon there will big-size jigsaw puzzle-sets showing 6 of the loved Unkrautland graphics. Each puzzle box will also include a booklet containing a tricky riddle. The German manufacturer Schmidt Spiele buys the rights for board games and puzzles and plans a first launch of 3 puzzle boxes for September 2012.

News 04/2011
CARLSEN publishing buys softcover license for Unkrautland Vol. 1

With CARLSEN Publishing we could convince and win one of the biggest German publishing houses. The release of the softcover version of Unkrautland Vol. 1 will be in March 2013. The Hardcovers will still be published and distributed by CLEON.

News 05/2011
“Unkrautland Vol. 3”
with iIlustrations

Due to numerous letters and inquiries, Volume three of the Unkrautland saga ‚Peaks of Sulphur Pinnacles‘ now includes black-and-white line drawings.

News 01/2011
Unkrautland
also available at Koenemann wholesaler’s

Since January, Unkrautland books are also available at Koenemann’s – as well as at other leading book wholesaler’s KNV, Libri and Umbreit. With this, our books are in stock and over-night deliverable.

News 11/2010
Kino News – the big Unkrautland-Riddle

Starting from Nov. 1st, McDonald's KinoNews posters will announce the amazing Unkrautland Christmas riddle 2010. A spooky story combined with 6 magical images - the task is to find the 7th image, which has gone missing. This riddle will definitely rack your brain...

News 10/2010
Frankfurt Book Fair 2010

As in 2009, again CLEON Publishing is present at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Everyone who is interested to take a look behind the scenes, we cordially invite to visit us in Hall 3, Booth H337, October 6th – 10th.

News 08/2010
‚Unkrautland‘ has been translated

Since a few weeks there exists an English version of Vol. 1 – Traces of the White Faerie. If CLEON will be publisher or if there will be a cooperation with an English or American Publishing House has not been decided yet.

News 10/2009
Vol. 2 of ‚Das Unkrautland‘ available now

Fans and readers have been waiting quite long for the sequel of Vol. 1. Eventually, the saga continues. As of now, Vol. 2 with the title ‚The Secret of the Black Lodge‘ is available online and in all bookstores near you (in german language).

News 7/2009
CLEON founds subsidiary company CLEON Studios

The constantly increasing needs for graphic works in the realm of 3D and animation leads to the foundation of CLEON Studios. Atmospheric illustrations for CLEON publications as well as computer visualizations and photorealistic works for architects and developers are likewise created by CLEON Studios.

News 08/2008
New office space

CLEON moves from Baden-Württemberg to Bavaria. Bigger office spaces in a central location of Rosenheim  offer a charming  working environment. Please note the address change in our imprint.