Oprah announces first book club pick under Apple TV+ partnership

After inking a deal with Apple to bring back her beloved book club, Oprah Winfrey has announced her first pick.

  • “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates is, quite naturally, available on Apple Books as an e-book.
  • Winfrey made her announcement on “CBS This Morning,” the show her friend Gayle King hosts.
  • Oprah’s book club first debuted on her talk show in 1996 and ended under that format in 2011.
  • Her picks almost always became overnight bestsellers — and often brought attention to little known authors.
  • Winfrey later relaunched the club in partnership with OWN and her “O” Magazine.
  • The latest incarnation, however, includes a tie in with Apple’s Books app as well as a show on Apple TV+.
  • Winfrey will interview author Coates for Apple TV+ Nov. 1.