Oprah's Book Club opens a new chapter on Apple TV+ with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Building the value proposition of Apple's newest service, one author at a time.

From Apple PR:

Winfrey’s first book selection is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, available for pre-order now on Apple Books (https://apple.co/OprahsBookClub) in both ebook and audiobook formats, and debuting tomorrow. 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. For every 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.

My take: What a career Ta-Nehisi Coates (bio) has had! He and I overlapped briefly at Time Magazine in the mid-2000s, when I was a senior editor and he was a new hire. I could tell he had talent, I didn't know how much. I suspected the weekly newsmagazine was the wrong place for him. Who could have guessed he would end up here?

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