NEW YORK (AP) – Oprah Winfrey is back in the book club business, updated for the digital age.
“Oprah’s Book Club 2.0,“ a joint project of Winfrey’s OWN network and her O magazine, begins Monday with Cheryl Strayed’s popular memoir “Wild.“ Along with the traditional paper version, featuring the circular Oprah book club logo, special e-editions will be made available that include Winfrey’s comments and a reader’s guide.
An interview with Strayed will air July 22 on OWN’s “Super Soul Sunday“ and on Oprah Radio. Readers will be able to share opinions through Facebook and Twitter and Winfrey’s website, http://www.oprah.com .
“This is way different from the old book club,“ Winfrey said in an online video announcement, taped in her Chicago office and posted recently on her website. “This time it’s an interactive, online club for our digital world.“