After a weeks-long auction process, it's official: Macmillan division Flatiron Books will publish Oprah's memoir The Life You Want . But wait, there's more: An Oprah publishing imprint was part of the multi-million-dollar book deal. Yes, Oprah is going to be choosing books for publication because the queendom of the book club will never end.
The Life You Want — isn't that just the most Oprah title ever? — is currently slated for a January 2017 release, as if we can possibly wait that long. The follow-up to 2014's What I Know for Sure will be the media mogul's "definitive memoir." With a career that spans five decades and the magical ability to make anything popular, Oprah's sure to write a sensational bestseller.
With the upcoming unnamed Flatiron imprint, it's probably safe to say that readers can expect a revival of Oprah's Book Club. After a year-long hiatus, Oprah's Book Club 2.0 launched in 2012, but it has only produced four selections as a result — a definite slowdown from the pace of the original, which stamped a whopping 70 book picks over 15 years. (And made some serious bestsellers as a result.) However, after choosing Cynthia Bond's Ruby, Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Ayana Mathis' The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, and Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings, we know there's no slowing down of her killer taste department.
Deadline reports that the imprint is expected to include several nonfiction titles per year, chosen personally by Oprah. Chances are pretty high that the "Oprah Effect" is still a thing, so the books she chooses are pretty much destined for the New York Times Best Seller list.
Here's to a few more decades of Oprah-chosen books that we all know are must-adds to our TBR piles.