Steinbeck Country APP

Steinbeck Country & Beyond: Salinas to Stockholm

• Mobile guide to the people and places that informed the writer’s life and work
• Free version available for the iPad & iPhone

Steinbeck Country

SALINAS, California. June 5, 2013 – A free version of Steinbeck Country & Beyond: Salinas to Stockholm is now available from the iTunes App Store. Developed in association with the National Steinbeck Center, Steinbeck Country & Beyond is a mobile travel guide app to the people and places in Monterey County and beyond that informed the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck.

“We are excited to support this unique new resource for lovers of Steinbeck’s work” said Colleen Bailey, Executive Director of the National Steinbeck Center. “We are especially pleased that the publisher has released this free version of the app to allow many more students, teachers, and lovers of Steinbeck’s work to enjoy a real or virtual tour of his world.”

Steinbeck Country & Beyond comprises nearly 200 entries describing the writer’s books and articles and the people, places, and ideas that inspired them. Each entry includes photographs, maps, and links to sources of further information as well as resources for students and scholars. A premium version for $2.99 offers hundreds of additional contemporary and historical images of locations in the United States, Europe and Asia together with off-line maps that are accessible without a wireless connection.

Both in content and geography, this app is an expanded digital version of author and photographer David A. Laws’s popular souvenir and guide book Steinbeck Country: Exploring the Settings for the Stories. Many additional images were contributed by noted Carmel Valley landscape photographer David J. Gubernick.

Publication of the app by Sutro Media, San Francisco was supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Monterey. For more information visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play for Android systems or http://steinbeckcountry.sutromedia.com for a web-based version.  # # #

This app was developed with the support of the Arts Council for Monterey County.

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