Tips for Authors and Publishers

Planeta.com strives to be friendly to readers, authors and publishers. The following tips will help creators and purveyors of dead tree heritage media. SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES Please note that we are putting into practice a number of sustainable practices and this includes not receiving any unsolicited materials in print or online. Requests Print Materials – please …

Wayfinding

Buzzwords Wayfinding = All of the ways in which we orient ourselves in physical space and navigate from place to place Recommended Listening walk-this-way – Today, signage and other queues to help you find your way come from the field of environmental graphic design, or “wayfinding.” Chances are that any signs in an airport, in a hospital, or …

National Book Festival 2017

Washington, DC – The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Key Links https://www.loc.gov/bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/multimedia/posters https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress https://twitter.com/librarycongress https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress Playlist Author Stages Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

Sgealai

The professional story-teller, or sgealai, is still found in the West of Ireland. – The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius The ‘sgealai’ enjoys higher status as narrator of the ‘sean-sgeal’ or international tale, while the ‘seanchai’ narrates local tales and lore concerning familiar places, family genealogies, fairies and ghosts. – The Irish Writer and …

English

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, …

Lots of people get their news on a device.

Quotable The late John Clarke on media: “Lots of people get their news on a device. We’re a divisive society.” Key Links http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/201840219/john-clarke-mocking-the-media https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke Embedded Tweets John Clarke on media: "We get our news on devices, Brian. We've become a devisive society" https://t.co/myFKGntT2X — Mediawatch (@MediawatchNZ) April 15, 2017 Planeta.com John Clarke Journalism

Posters

Poster = a large printed picture used for education and decoration As part of our campaign to improve wayfinding, we ask the following Please take and share photos of favorite posters and signage. We’d love to see the message and notice boards. Bonus points if you spot any of the posters featured on this site. Making …

Information Doer

  Skyful of Lies and Black Swans The new tyranny of shifting information power in crises by Nik Gowing The study highlights how in a moment of major, unexpected crisis the institutions of power – whether political, governmental, military or corporate – face a new, acute vulnerability of both their influence and effectiveness. Download online …

International Literacy Day 2017

Poster: UNESCO September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. It is an occasion to mark achievements and reflect on ways to counter remaining challenges for the promotion of …