The books will be published by Birmingham, Ala.-based Oxmoor Books, a division of Time Inc.'s Southern Progress Corp., under an agreement with Manhattan-based Hearst Magazines, publisher of O magazine. Oxmoor specializes in lifestyle titles, including cooking and gardening books.
Live Your Best Life, the first book in the new series, will be published in September and feature 100 articles from the magazine's past two years. Contributors will include such Oprah regulars as relationships expert Dr. Phil and financial adviser Suze Orman. Oxmoor will sell the Oprah titles in both traditional bookstores and by direct mail.
The book will be the second compilation offered to O readers. The May issue of the magazine will come with a paperback compendium of the television icon's wit and wisdom.