The multi-talented actor, Johnny Depp has just announced that he will be starting a publishing imprint. In a career where he has played a myriad of literary figures, it seems rather fitting. The imprint will be called Infinitium Nihil, the same name as his production company, and will be part of HarperCollins Books.
In a press release from Depp he 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. 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.”
More from HarperCollins: “In January 2013, also in conjunction with Brinkley, Infinitum Nihil will publish legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie’s only fully realized novel, House of Earth. Guthrie completed the novel in 1947 but did not seek its publication. The manuscript remained in his archives for decades. Now, with the help of his daughter Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Foundation, this prophetic and powerful portrait of the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s will at last reach his legions of fans. Guthrie’s story of private citizens contending with banks and corporate interests sharply resonates even today. An essay by Brinkley and Depp will introduce the novel.”
From Harper’s publisher, Jonathan Burnham: “We are thrilled to have a great talent like Johnny Depp adding his tastes and interests to our list. Already we look forward to the publications of two exceptional books, The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan and House of Earth, and anticipate equally compelling projects from Infinitum Nihil.”