FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2009
CHICAGO — Oprah.com is joining forces with CNN.com
to present a live Oprah's Book Club
interactive web event on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The webcast will be a 90-minute worldwide event, during which readers can submit their questions for the author and potentially be featured during the live discussion. The special online event will be streamed live simultaneously from CNN.com’s video player on Oprah.com and CNN.com and will utilize Facebook Connect, enabling users to comment through their Facebook profiles without ever leaving the live webcast.
Oprah's Book Club 63rd selection is Say You're One of Them
, the work of fiction by Uwem Akpan. The book covers the plight of children in Africa through five short stories that are each told from a child's perspective. As the biggest book club in the world, Oprah's Book Club has nearly 2 million online members. Enrollment is free and provides members with access to benefits such as online discussion groups and reading questions. To join Oprah’s Book Club or to register for the web event, log on to www.oprah.com/bookclubevent
Additionally, CNN will tap into iReport, CNN's user-generated news community, and encourage online users who have already read the book to share their comments about what moved them through video or photo submissions. The iReport submissions, along with questions or comments submitted via Oprah.com and Facebook, may be incorporated into the live online event.