*Oprah Winfrey, the queen of book clubs, is moving further into the literary world with the launch of her own book imprint, and its first release – a cookbook due in January.
Winfrey’s “Food, Health and Happiness: ‘On Point’ Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life” is due Jan. 3, Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Her imprint, currently unnamed, is part of Flatiron, a division of MacMillan U.S.
“In the past several months on Weight Watchers, I have worked with wonderful chefs to make healthier versions of my favorite meals,” Winfrey said in a statement. “When people come to my house for lunch or dinner, the number one thing they ask is, ‘How is this so delicious and still healthy?’ So I decided to answer that question with recipes everyone can enjoy.”
In announcing the imprint last year, Winfrey had planned to start with a memoir, “The Life You Want.” That book has been postponed to an underdetermined date, according to Flatiron.
The imprint is expected to release several nonfiction works per year, all selected by Winfrey.