Apple has opened its own book club in the Apple Books app, which hosts discussions on both fiction and nonfiction. The audience of the new club are readers in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.
The club is curated by Canadian media personality and Apple Music Hits radio host George “Strombo” Stromboulopoulos.
The company clarified that Strombo’s Lit is not intended to replace the Apple Books app at all. Its editors will continue to create various lists of books that can be found in the Book Store tab. Only the book club offers readers a new way to discover the works of new authors through recommendations from Strombo.
Although Strumbulopoulos is part of the Apple Music team, the book club will be dedicated to non-music related works. The Strombo’s Lit theme will be quite extensive. According to the company, it will become a kind of lens that will help you see the world better. The target audience of the club is everyone who is interested in reading the works of the best authors in the world.
In addition to discussing the works proposed by Strumbulopoulos, the club will publish interviews with book authors and other content, some of which will also be published on social networks.
Strombo’s Lit’s first choice is the sci-fi thriller Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson, author of the best-selling books Seveneves, Anathem and “The Reamde Virus (Reamde), also available from Apple Books.