James Franco is at it again.
His seemingly active goal of becoming a professional dabbler in every single creative field has led him to an Oscar-nominated acting role in "127 Hours," the publishing of a Cali-themed short story collection, "Palo Alto," a creative writing instructor position at NYU and the production of a multimedia project reinterpreting TV show Three's Company.
Now he's announced that he'll be penning a second book, "Actor's Anonymous," which, according to "The Observer," will be a "fictionalized version of Mr. Franco's experiences as an actor (and grad student?)"
But here's the kicker: he's decided to forgo the traditional publishing houses, and has signed with Amazon.
Franco is one of many celebrity-writers to sign with Amazon's publishing arm. Others include self-help expert Timothy Ferriss, Hollywood actress Penny Marshall and guru Deepak Chopra. His first book received distinctly lukewarm reviews, but his star power is yet another reminder of Amazon's muscle-flexing in the world of publishing - of which there will be doubtless more to come before the year is out.
Every Friday, HuffPost's Culture Shift newsletter helps you figure out which books you should read, art you should check out, movies you should watch and music should listen to. Learn more