updated 2/7/2011 2:16:58 PM ET 2011-02-07T19:16:58

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harpo, Inc., owners of the award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, and ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books, announced today that a book celebrating The Oprah Winfrey Show will be published by ABRAMS in the fall of 2011, following the conclusion of the show's twenty-fifth and final season. ABRAMS CEO and President Michael Jacobs and Editorial Director Deborah Aaronson worked together with Erik Logan, President of Harpo, Inc., to create the publishing deal.

"We're delighted to team up with ABRAMS to create a beautifully illustrated book that commemorates a quarter of a century of creative contributions and social impact from The Oprah Winfrey Show," said Logan.

Jacobs is enthusiastic about ABRAMS's relationship with Harpo and involvement in this important project. "We feel privileged to have been selected as the publisher entrusted with the mission of capturing and celebrating TheOprah Winfrey Show's significant and uplifting influence on the American culture in book form. We recognize the importance of our task and look forward to creating a book that does justice to the show's legacy."

All of Harpo, Inc.'s proceeds from the publishing of this book will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

About Harpo, Inc. and The Oprah Winfrey Show

Harpo, Inc. owns some of the top shows in syndication today including the award-winning series The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now in its twenty-fifth and Farewell Season, The Oprah Winfrey Show has been the number one talk show since its debut in 1986. It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 145 countries by CBS Studios International.

About ABRAMS

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Earth from Above.ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest. The company's imprints include Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books.

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CONTACT:  Katrina Weidknecht 
          Executive Director Publicity
          ABRAMS
          212.229.8812
          kweidknecht@abramsbooks.com

          Angela De Paul 
          Director, Communications
          Harpo, Inc.
          312.633.1182

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