Johnny Depp launches line of books
October 16th, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Johnny Depp launches line of books

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 wants to feature books that reflect the actor's "diverse interests and passions" (think we should expect something on Tim Burton, eventually?) 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 he wrote in 1947 about the Texas Panhandle in the '30s and never published. It 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 due out in 2015.


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  1. he looks great for a 50 yr old guy...

    his hair is too greasy and i like it very short.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. screens are not people--it does not answer you

    you command the screen..it does not control you life

    October 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. David S. Band Esquire-Sarasota Florida

    Jonnie Depp is a Big Star becuause he is Talented.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JGN

    Wow. Johnny, maybe you should publish this comments board as a surreal dream psycho babble scene where nothing said relates to anything else...Yikes! xo

    October 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. All Those Bimbos

    he's been with ... no way...he's a decent actor but his undees are down way too much

    October 17, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. they are both

    losers there is no reason to do anything....they both live lousy lives...thats enough punishmeent
    is this couple is a role model no and everyone knows...so that's enough. yes we should bring them
    in but they are punished enough everyda–too busy!!!!! i have the power they do not..i have the information
    of who where why and how.....I WIN I ALWAYS WIN

    October 17, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. wrong

    everyone hates her they tolerate her because of the family but that is as far as it goes...her family members are nice..
    she's the loser

    October 17, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. i feel they need to be

    brought in.–

    October 17, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. johnny depp

    is a person that nobody can trust and we think he's dirty and the fact he gets in bed with anyone is beyond me.
    what a skeeve and grease pit of a man– grease comes off his body of the sleeze that how gross and filthy
    he is.

    October 17, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. the only reason why your not in a slammer

    is because of her...not because of me....understand?

    October 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Men

    he cheated on her again right?

    October 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BennyTheHammer

    watch her-

    October 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 0ld Person

    You lie,your generation reads,look at all the filthy looking tattoos you have on your bodies ha!Talk about stupid.

    October 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. its obama night

    johnny depp i'm sure is watching...he's a democrat right?

    October 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mrs Williams

    Thanks very much for the offer but I have to get up at 5:30 weekday mornings. It's almost my bedtime now. I just came on to troll a little. We hope you do have a super happy evening and week. Not kidding. Thanks again.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cora

      Music is the root of all evil. Don't you go out Mrs Williams. It is almost All Hallows' Eve. The music may attract gobblins and ghost. Stay at home eat all the Halloween caaaaaaaannddyyyyy.

      October 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • trish

      Oh hush up Cora. I bet you eated too many prunes and have diahreah.

      October 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Hey Mrs. W.

    do you want to go to a concert thursday night?

    October 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. boy2men

    home alone huh-wanna meet sometime for coffee?

    October 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. yea so...

    i can still make a kitty at my age ...stfu.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mrs Williams

    One interesting fact is scientist and publicist have determined the greater the number of cats one has, the cooler the person is. Many famous celebrities and entrepreneurs have four or more cats. It us rumored A list actors often have over a hundred nice kitties. Meeeeeew. : ).

    PS. READING IS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL PASTIMES IN THE WORLD. ALMOST ALL KNOWLEDGE IS PAST ON THROUGH READING. WITHOUT THE WRITTEN WPRD THERE WOULD BE NO CIVILIZATION.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mrs Williams

    In olden times it was believed reading spreads germs.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rupert Morie

    johnny is quite the vision isn't he–i'm a gay man.

    October 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. BLOOED IN

    do i want teeena and pull my hair out or do i want to hear a voice like WE have never heard IN OUR TOWNS
    she loves being a detective too much so she didn't pursue a careeer in singing but when we hear she's
    doing something ALL STOPS are made-we are right there.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. my family member

    is a an actuary with twins and wants them to operate the computer and read the old fashioned way. she said as long as she is alive..they will read.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs Williams

      Reading isn't good for children, be it in books or on electronic devices such as computers or e-books. Child psychologist have established reading stunts a child's mental development.

      October 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • She likes both

      that's the parents business

      October 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Chad

    Books and reading is dumb.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mom of two

    We don't even force our children to read. Their school guidance councilors has assured us reading just isn't so important anymore. They like to stress a more open approach to education based on individuality and open thinking. Many educators foresee s future where there is no need for mundane task such as reading. I also feel this will allow our children to grow and develop into more positive young adults.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. reading is fundamental

    you should know that...

    October 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  27. what am i doing...

    computer hysteria for attention or watch my girl sing to me–peace out

    October 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Loren

    Okay, these are just hipster jokes, right? Cool people don't read? You can't be cool if you don't read.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. boyz2men

    computer trollop night or big boobs dancing disco in my face...you choose...

    October 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Nadine

    Maybe if I was in an old folks home wearing adult diapers with drool running down my chin I might read a book. Not now. When I got out of tenth grade I promised myself two things. I will never read again or go to the dentist. Two of the most horrible things ever.

    October 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  31. The Bopettes

    johnny Depp preaches how smart he is and does all this? this is smart? everyone knows who you are, the Bopettes are performing in front of 300 people day after tomorrow–gee where will i be comping all night or seeing bopbettes...

    October 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Laquanda

    Reading is for whi tey and nerdlingers. I never once met a cool person that reads.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loren

      And you never met a cool person with any intelligence.

      October 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • ave

      You and Lpren are the same person right?Trying to stir up some racial tension?Pathetic loser.

      October 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kathy

    I think he is just joking. Doing some kind of odd Halloween stunt. No one reads anymore. It is tres passé. Like stated below, reading is for oldsters.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dance Fever

    We have computers and stuff now. I didn't even know they still made books. Reading just seems so lame.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. see everyone

    after rehearsal...tomorrow is the same whaled drudge...don't bother..

    October 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  36. stop

    responding to this movie...its a waste

    October 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. He

    is making people read...

    October 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Andrea

    He is a well known "book-lover", with an impressive collections of first editions. Also has starred in 18 literary adaptations to film. So to launch his own imprint seems to be a "natural" step for him. Good luck Mr. Depp!

    October 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ibanez08

      Sad to read so many comments against writing books because reading and writing goes hand in hand, also for the many comments posted negative when is the last time you saw a movie? They started out as books, and glad you can read the post?? Thats reading...hummmm. I don't believe he is "making" anyone read. Books have existed for centuries...as for Johnny Depp he is awesome and his idea about launching a line of books through HarperCollins harper imprints is just as great!!:-)

      October 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Gillete

    Does he own a pen factory too?

    October 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Snorlax

    I was unaware that Johnny Depp had ever even read a book.

    October 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Bononono

    ... Are you people serious?

    October 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sheriese

    Books and reading is for nerds and brainiacs. It makes my head hurt.

    October 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I know ! Reading isn't cool at all. I thought Johnny Depp was a cool guy. Now he is trying to make people read. Reading is for old people and people in jail.

      October 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      No wonder this country is going down the sewer....more illiterate morons like you....please don't breed.

      October 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |

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