Johnny Depp launches imprint with HarperCollins
Infinitum Nihil to feature books that reflect actor's 'diverse interests, passions'
If you have an "authentic, outspoken, and visionary" idea just waiting to be published, maybe you should ring up Johnny Depp.
The actor is launching his own list of books in partnership with HarperCollins' Harper imprint, and those are the types of voices and ideas that he's looking for.
Called Infinitum Nihil, the list will feature books that reflect the actor's "diverse interests and passions" from both "celebrated and unsung" writers.
"I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern," Depp said in a statement. "Publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet. For this dream realized, we would like to salute HarperCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together."
And the "Lone Ranger" actor already has some titles lined up. In January, Infinitum Nihil will release Woody Guthrie's "House of Earth," a novel about the Texas Panhandle during the '30s that Guthrie finished in 1947 and never published. The imprint also has a book coming from writer Doug Brinkley called "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," in which Brinkley uses exclusive interviews and archival material to get to the truth about a number of topics pertaining to the legend.
"(Depp) and I thought the Dylan book was the ideal way to inaugurate the Infinitum Nihil series," Brinkley said in the statement. "Bob has been very warm and forthcoming with us. His music has inspired us both deeply since we were teenagers."
You'll have to wait a bit for that one, though - "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan" is tentatively slated for 2015.
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