October 2012 | Nate Pedersen

Johnny Depp: Publisher

mrdepp.jpgBack in July, I wrote about the efforts of actor Johnny Depp and author Douglas Brinkley to bring to light Woody Guthrie's long forgotten novel: "House of Earth."  At the time, Depp and Brinkley said the novel would be published by a "major New York publisher."  That major New York publisher, as it turns out, will be Johnny Depp himself.

Yes, Johnny Depp is starting his own imprint: Infinitum Nihil, which will be part of the Harper Collins family. Guthrie's "House of Earth," which appears poised to be the first publication from Depp's imprint, will be released in January, 2013.

Also on the slate: "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," based on a series of interviews between Brinkley and Dylan.  That book, however, won't be out until 2015.

And in between, Depp pledged that Infinitum Nihil "will do our best to deliver publications worthy of people's time, of people's concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet."

The imprint is actively seeking "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices."

So any imprint collectors out there, there's a new kid on the block.  Infinitum Nihil's publications will be well worth watching.

(Photo of Mr. Depp from Wikipedia)