During Apple’s March event, after the warmest of embraces from Tim Cook, Oprah took to the stage and teased a future book-club project as part of many projects planned for the company’s upcoming TV+ service.
Oprah’s Book Club took the literary world by storm when it launched in 1996, catapulting many of Oprah’s book-picks to number one best sellers. Apple have now shared full details for Oprah’s Book Club which launches today through Apple Books and will debut on Apple TV+ on November 1st. The special cross-platform celebration of literary achievment will utilise both services to introduce bi-monthly book picks and encourage a new global audience to read.
Apple and Oprah Winfrey today announced Oprah’s Book Club will connect a community of readers worldwide to stories that truly matter by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN, will partner with Apple to build a vibrant, global book club that has the power to both transport and transform people — turning every book into an opportunity for self-discovery, and bringing the world together through reading.
“Winfrey’s first book selection is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, available for pre-order now on Apple Books in both ebook and audiobook formats, and debuting tomorrow.1 Winfrey will interview Coates for the first installment of her new exclusive Apple TV+ series, “Oprah’s Book Club,” premiering November 1. A new episode will be available every two months. For every Oprah’s Book Club selection sold on Apple Books, Apple will make a contribution to the American Library Association to support local libraries, fund programs that give access to everyone and create lifelong readers at an early age.