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Wednesday October 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- How cool is this: Johnny Depp is going to help run a publishing imprint.

Already on the list of books is one by Bob Dylan, "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," which aims to set the record straight on the songwriter’s enigmatic life and career and will be based in part on interviews with Dylan by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.

Depp’s imprint will share its name with his production company, Infinitum Nihil, meaning "Nothing is forever." The imprint will be part of HarperCollins Publishers.

"I pledge Š 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," Depp said in a statement released by Har perCollins. "For this dream realized, we would like to salute Harp erCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together."

Brinkley, who re cently wrote a cover story on Dylan for Rolling Stone, said he and Depp thought the Dylan book was "the ideal way" to inaugurate the Infinitum Nihil series.

"Bob has been very warm and forthcoming with us," Brinkley said in a statement. "His music has inspired us both deeply since we were teenagers."

The Dylan book is scheduled for 2015.