Oprah Winfrey Scores Book Imprint, Autobiography Coming Soon

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 12/04/2015 | 12:45 PM EST

Winfrey's memoir 'The Life You Want' is set for January 2017

Score [another] one for Oprah Winfrey: the media queen has inked a reported eight-figure deal to release her autobiography and also launch her very own book imprint.

Flatiron Books confirmed the news Thursday, revealing that it will publish Winfrey's memoir "The Life You Want" in January 2017. The publisher (a division of Macmillan) also announced news of Winfrey's yet-to-be-titled book imprint, which will include several nonfiction titles per year, personally chosen by Winfrey.


Bob Miller
, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, said in a statement: "We're deeply honored to publish The Life You Want, which is such a remarkable combination of Oprah's life story and the lessons we can all draw from it for our personal growth. We're also thrilled to give a home to Oprah's imprint titles. We all know how extraordinary Oprah's instincts are when it comes to choosing books, instincts borne of her lifelong love of reading and the power of the written word."


This is said to be one of the biggest autobiography deals in recent years.


Winfrey has co-authored several books in the past, including 2014's "What I Know For Sure."


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