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October 16, 2012

He’s been a tipsy pirate, a crazed milliner, and a blade-fingered freak. Now Johnny Depp is trying out a different kind of role: book publisher.

The actor’s imprint will be a division of HarperCollins and will bear the same weighty-sounding name as his production company, “Infinitum Nihil,” which means “Nothing is forever.” Already slated for Depp’s imprint is The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan by journalist Douglas Brinkley, to be released in 2015. Brinkley and Johnny are already co-editing House of Earth, a long-forgotten novel written by the late folk musician Woody Guthrie, which is scheduled for some time next year.

If Johnny’s choice in roles is any indication, his taste in books as an imprint head will probably run eclectic and at times prove way too cool for the average reader.

“I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we 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,” said Depp in a statement. “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.”

Other public figures who lead their own imprints include Chelsea Handler, Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, and Glenn Beck.

What kind of books do you hope to see from Depp?

  • Oct 21Ashmina Revithi says:  

    I hope him to publish poetry, literature not to be known best-seller but interesting book to bring something news, into deep emotional force today in literature. I am writer in Hellas and i hope to conatact with us about my books-my art. I can stell a CV. Also i hope him publish beautiful full children’s stories with poetry image and in writing.
    Yours sincerely
    Ashmina Revithi

  • Oct 21Ashmina Revithi says:  

    i sent little comment before, but i wrote my e-mail wrong. The right e-mail now appears here in thiw empty message that says Mail (not be published) (required)

    Ashmina Revithi

  • Oct 23rocio says:  


  • Nov 01Reni Seidman says:  

    Sherwood Schwartz, of Gilligan’s Island fame, was my uncle. He called my book “remarkable.” As interesting as Benny and Joon, but scary like Cuckoo’s Nest. Set in 1993, prior to FDA warning concerning antidepressants and delusions. I was misdiagnosed bipolar. I lived to tell the tale. I self published for Amazon in 2004. Sure could use some help! I can’t pay my own rent. Increased book sales sure would help. Blessings. Please pass this on to Mr. Depp.

  • Nov 10elena says:  

    Good luck and God speed on the imprint, I am a writer and have a health book on natural healing. I waiting for the book to be published and am on, you might check out for your searches/ideas. Anyway I really wanted to let you know my daughter Jennifer is your biggest fan. She is incredibly gifted and creative and your own creativity inspires her. She is 13, in honors English you have been center of three stories and the English teacher has developed an adoration for her. Like Elvis for me, maybe her little fascination with you will help her hold out for her true love. Please keep setting the bar in any way you can being the blessing you are…

  • Nov 17kcclamb says:  

    I would love for him to do young adult/ teen novels. But I’m guessing that with his choice of roles, he might not want to do that. If what you mean is to star books, I would LOVE, LOVE,LOVE for him to put my current-work-in-progress on the shelf! Actually, any of my books would be awesome, but I still have some needed permissions before they can be released for monetary profits. Otherwise, it will be reduced to mere fan fiction, which would be a tragedy, given all of this time and effort I’ve put into it.

  • Dec 10Education On Click says:  

    I love what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.

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