Oprah Winfrey is bringing her famed book membership to Apple’s new streaming subscription service. The company announced Monday it’s partnering with Winfrey to launch “Oprah’s Ebook Membership,” a brand new collection on Apple TV+. Winfrey will interview chosen authors all through the collection, with new episodes premiering every two months.
For the first installment, Winfrey has chosen “The Water Dancer,” the debut novel by celebrated nonfiction author Ta-Nehisi Coates. The episode will premiere on Nov. 1. As a part of the move, Apple is featuring Winfrey’s “global book club” within the Apple Books app.
“Few people in the world can bring us together like Oprah, whose compassion and grace celebrating the power of books are unmatched,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “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.”
Apple TV+ membership starts at $4.99 a month. Customer’s who purchase a brand new Apple iPhone 11 will get a free 12 months of Apple TV+ included.