Wake up, bookworms, because Oprah Winfrey is coming to Apple Books. The media mogul previously announced a partnership with Apple at WWDC, to bring forth a new Apple TV+ series called “Oprah’s Book Club”, coming November 1.
The partnership also involves Oprah’s Book Club in Apple Books, with today marking pre-orders available for the first book selection, “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ($16.99 CAD; same price on Amazon.ca), set to launch tomorrow.
“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.”
Coates will be interviewed in the first episode of “Oprah’s Book Club” on Apple TV+, which debuts on November 1. A new episode will show up every two months. The upcoming interview will be filmed in front of a live audience at Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. in October.
Apple will also donate to the American Library Association when a customer purchases an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
“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.”