Apple’s collaboration with Oprah Winfrey kicks off on November 1 with a Book Club.
Oprah’s Book Club will “connect a community of readers worldwide to stories that truly matter by today’s most thought-provoking authors,” according to Apple, with the iconic talk show host set to build the world’s truly global book club, reaching millions around the world.
Oprah has chosen “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates as her first book, and it’s now available for pre-order on Apple Books in both ebook and audiobook formats.
As part of her new Book Club, Winfrey will interview Coates for the first instalment of her new exclusive Apple TV+ series, “Oprah’s Book Club,” premiering November 1 on Apple TV+.
From then on, there’ll be a new Book Club episode every two months.
“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.”
Once you’ve watched the first episode of Oprah’s Book Club, you’ll be able to purchase the book through the Apple Books app, as well as learn more about the latest selection and browse previous selections in a beautiful and immersive experience, exclusive to Apple.
What’s more, a new Reading Goals feature in Apple Books means you can set a daily reading challenge and get through your favorite – and new – books more easily.
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