Johnny Depp (image via Wikipedia) HarperCollins announced today that Johnny Depp will partner with the publisher to create his own literary imprint, called Infinitum Nihil (the same name of the production company Depp started with his sister in 2004). HarperCollins said the new imprint, which means "nothing is forever', will publish titles that reflect Mr. Depp's eclectic tastes and seek "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and works."
In a statement, Depp said, "I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet."
Infinitum Nihil already has two projects in the works. One is The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan, a biography by historian Douglas Brinkley. Based in part on interviews Brinkley conducted with Dylan, the book "aims to set the record straight on the songwriter's enigmatic life and career." It is scheduled for release in 2015.
Brinkley will also have a hand in Infinitum Nihil's other project, the publication of a novel by Woody Guthrie. The novel, House of Earth, was written by Guthrie in 1947 but the manuscript was only recently discovered. It focuses on economic disputes between ordinary and wealthy Texans in the 1930s. Depp and Brinkley will edit the book together and write an introductory essay. House of Earth is slated for publication in 2013. Thoughts?