Oprah's Book Club starts a new chapter with Apple
Powerful Stories to be Celebrated on Apple Books; First Author Interview Premieres Exclusively on Apple TV+ November 1
Cupertino, California - 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 Booksin 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. Forevery 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.
"Few people in the world can bring us together like Oprah, whose compassion and grace celebrating the power of books are unmatched," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "It's our honor to provide a new platform for Oprah's Book Club and support the American Library Association in opening hearts and minds to the joy of reading."
"I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother's porch in Mississippi," said Oprah Winfrey. "I want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you ... I don't know what's better than that."
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