CLEON is a German publishing house specialising in children’s and young adult books in the adventure/fantasy genre. Thanks to the “Das Unkrautland / Nettlewooz” brand, CLEON has become one of the most successful newcomers to the publishing arena in recent years. Its ever-growing fan-base loves the fictional roller-coaster ride and the atmospheric graphics which complement “Nettlewooz” so well. Moreover, collaboration with big names in the game and film industries has increased awareness of the brand. The following pages will give you some information about our new releases and most popular titles as well as providing sample translations.
The entire artwork of Nettlewooz is now available as a colourful picturebook. A preview can be found HERE.
"Nettlewooz" - "Das Unkrautland" in English
Helena Kirkby, the wonderful translator of Cornelia Funke's "Ghosthunters" book series has just finished translating "Das Unkrautland" from German into English language. In GB and the USA, the new title is "Nettlewooz - Fragments of the Moon" and will be available November 16th, 2020.
All the novels now available as e-books
... at Amazon, at Thalia and in many other stores.
Die Geisterlinde - Vol. 1: Distant Islands, now available
There is a new saga ... with a new title, new secrets and lots of old fellows. More HERE.
KIDDINX publishes e-book “Anuras Pforte”
Unkrautland's picture book "Anuras Pforte" is now available as an e-book. Publisher is KIDDINX, the home of Bibi Blocksberg and Benjamin Blümchen.
CLEON celebrates 10th birthday
Success means to realize dreams.
Books, jigsaw-puzzles, board games and a world full of riddles and secrets: within the last ten years, Unkrautland developed continuously. We want to express our gratitude to our partners and of course to our readers for their constant support. Without you this dream would not have been possible.
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!
Licence granted for Spanish translation in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America
Panamericana Publishing purchased the licence for the Spanish edition of the saga of "Das Unkrautland". Distribution is planned for the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America.
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!
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.
TV-Report “Unkrautland” at KIKA
On May 5th, a wonderful TV-report of "Das Unkrautland", initialized by RBB and KIKA, has been broadcasted. 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.
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 figures are preproduction models and not available commercially.
Picture book "Anuras Pforte" available now
The mystery proceeds… For the first time – following three “Unkrautland” novels - with "Anuras Pforte" (engl. "Anura's Gate") we present a picture book containing a very special short story in combination with wonderful and detailed graphic artwork.
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.
Vol. 3 of the Unkrautland book series available now!
Finally! We are happy to present Vol. 3 of the mysterious saga " Das Unkrautland". Will Primus and Plim be able to solve the 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.
Jigsaw-Puzzle-Sets available autumn 2012 at Schmidt Spiele
Very soon there will big-size jigsaw puzzlesets showing 6 of the well beloved Unkrautland graphics. Each 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.
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.
Unkrautland Vol. 3 – with iIlustrations
Due to numerous letters and inquiries, Vol. 3 of the Unkrautland saga "Peaks of Sulphur Pinnacles" now includes black-and-white line drawings.
Unkrautland – also available at Koenemann's
Starting January 2011, Unkrautland books are also available at Koenemann’s – as well as at the other leading book wholesalers KNV, Libri and Umbreit. Our books are in stock and overnight deliverable.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2010
As in 2009, once more CLEON Publishing will be present at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Everyone who is interested to take a look behind the scenes, is cordially invited to visit us in Hall 3, Booth H337, October 6th – 10th.
Unkrautland Vol. 1 has been translated
The English version of Vol. 1 – Traces of the White Faerie does exist. If there will be a cooperation with an English or American Publishing House has not been decided yet.
Vol. 2 of "Das Unkrautland" available now
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 only).
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.
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.