Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

The Return of Oprah’s Book Club

SHARE THIS

Oprah’s Book Club is back. And Cheryl Strayed‘s Wild is the lucky book selected to kick off the re-launch of the club. The book club fans are happy but so are publishers and authors who see the club as a chance to sell lots of books.

The book club, renamed Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, has been refitted for a social-media savvy audience. Check this out. All the popular e-readers have Oprah-enhanced versions of the book club’s pick of the month. What this means is that readers get to see Oprah’s marginal comments and highlights of her favorite passages in their own e-books. Kinda cool, right? Readers will also have a chance to chat over twitter and Facebook. Usually, the discussion with the featured author was aired only on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This time, it will be simultaneously broadcasted on different media platforms–cable tv, radio, oprah.com and, of course, Facebook.

The first show airs tomorrow–June 22.

As much as Oprah’s Book Club has secured financial and professional success for writers, there are many who question the literary merit of the book club.

WATCH Oprah’s announcement of the book club relaunch.

 

Image via

Tags: , , ,

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Johary Ravaloson’s Return to the Enchanted Island Is the Second Novel from Madagascar to Be Translated into English

johary ravaloson - winds from elsewhere - graph (1)

In May 2018, we brought news of the first novel by a writer from Madagascar to be translated into English: […]

Sundays at Saint Steven’s | Davina Philomena Kawuma | Poetry

unsplash3

when god runs out of money (how, no one says) once a week, these days, we come to where the […]

Read the First Excerpt from Petina Gappah’s New Novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light

petina gappah - out of darkness, shining light - graph

Petina Gappah‘s new novel Out of Darkness, Shining Light was released on 10 September by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. […]

We Need To Talk | Muriel Adhiambo | Fiction

unsplash4

IT WAS A warm, humid night in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Under a starless sky, the women, seated on […]

For World Diabetes Day, Miss BloodSugar Calls for Entries to Competition & Anthology Sponsored by Bella Naija

mbs final edit

Press release: What’s your diabetes story? Are you diabetic? Have you been impacted by the experiences of a family/friend/patient with […]

The Hour of Judgment | Edith Knight Magak | Fiction

unsplash1

THE HOUR OF judgment has come upon me, and my hope for redemption is pegged on a needle, sorcery, and […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.