Brooklyn Book Festival and AT&T launch free festival “app”

September 14, 2012 Editorial Staff
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From the Borough President’s office:

The Brooklyn Book Festival and AT&T announced today the launch of a free iPhone and Android-compatible “app” that will provide Festival-goers and book lovers with everything from author biographies and their social media links to schedules, lineups, maps, directions and other information for the weeklong Brooklyn Book Festival. Users will also be able to use the app to vote for their AT&T Fan Fave, in which the winning authors will receive a cash prize to donate to their favorite charity.

Beginning today, Apple product users will be able to search for “Brooklyn Book Festival” in the App Store and download the app for their smartphones and tablets; Android customers can download from Google Play. Screenshots of the app are attached to this email (photo credit is Brooklyn Book Festival).

“Through this collaboration, AT&T is excited to help take the Brooklyn Book Festival to the next level and expand it to an even wider audience,”said Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T New York. “Brooklyn has become the hub of technology for the city and Brooklyn is also the hub of the literary community.”

“We are thrilled that, through the generous support of AT&T, the Brooklyn Book Festival is able to provide is able to provide advance info about the festival and updates to the 40,000 visitors we’re expecting this year with instant access to everything the Festival has to offer—with the push of a button and a swipe of the screen,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

On Sunday, September 23, a record 280+ top national and international authors and participants will join bibliophiles, booksellers and literary organizations on 14 stages at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church. A week of more than 50 “Bookend events” begins on Monday, September 17.

Visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org for the latest information on the Brooklyn Book Festival.


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