Franco’s book to be published in 2013
The spokeswoman for Amazon declined to say how much money the book deal was worth and whether the novel would be published in e-book as well as print form.
Franco’s collection of short stories “Palo Alto,” released last year, received a mixed response by reviewers with some commenting it lacked insight and depth.
Other critics said that while the 33-year-old Oscar-nominated actor is yet to match the standard of his work in films such as “Milk” and “127 Hours,” it was a promising literary debut.
Franco has earned recognition not only for acting, but also for branching into unexpected career terrain including directing a documentary and short films, creating multimedia, dance theater projects and curating art exhibits while continuing to study at various U.S. universities.