Johnny Depp to launch imprint with HarperCollins US

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has launched his own imprint in the US with HarperCollins. The imprint will share the name of Depp's film production company, Infinitum Nihil, meaning Nothing is Forever.

HarperCollins said the purpose of the imprint would be to find "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices". The imprint has already signed a new title from Bob Dylan, The Unravelled Tales of Bob Dylan, which will seek to set the record straight on his life and career.

Dylan will also collaborate with historian Douglas Brinkley to edit a novel by the late folk musician Woody Guthrie for the imprint, set for publication early next year, with the Dylan book to follow in 2015.

Depp said in a statement: "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."