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Douglas Coupland to Publish Novella as Serial in Metro

copelandAuthor Douglas Coupland is going to publish his latest novella as a serial in the subway newspaper Metro.

The new work, which is called Temp, will run in both print and in the online edition of Metro every weekday from Nov. 4-29. “Metro is the tom-toms of the global village. It’s the new face of old media,” Coupland explained to Metro. “It reaches millions of people who devour every word and it all ends up being discussed in lunchrooms, meeting rooms and dinner tables around the world.”

The story is about a temp. Here is more about the character from Coupland’s letter to Metro:

In the next four weeks you’ll be reading the daily story of a very likeable character named Shannon. You already know Shannon — everyone knows Shannon; you may well be Shannon. She’s that slightly geeky gal who temps at every office you’ve ever worked at. She’s funny, she’s got her head screwed on right, and most of all, Shannon lives in our collective real world. She lives in the year 2013 and Shannon’s world is changing and mutating as rapidly as yours.

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Inappropriate Coloring Books

Would you ever use a coloring book as a tool to teach your children about the Tea Party or female anatomy? Flavorpill has compiled a list called “10 Really Inappropriate Coloring Books That Actually Exist.”

Some of the other topics covered by these ten books include gangster rap, Christian conservatism and tax sheltering. The recently released Occupy, a 36-page work about the Occupy Wall Street movement, tops the list.

Here’s more from the product description: “With millions of people around the globe watching Occupy unfold daily, parents, teachers, educators and simply ‘interested people’ have asked for an educational piece that captures this culture defining event and moment in history. Accurately depicted in detailed line art and conversation the book includes modern and historical figures with quotations from Plato to O’Reilly, Hannity to Maddow, Obama to Boehner. There are pages dating back to the Robin Hood era, drawings of various parks, political views from every angle and a few surprises with imaginative satirical pages. ”

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Customize Your Own Douglas Coupland Cover

generationA.jpgEighteen years after he nicknamed Generation X, novelist Douglas Coupland is allowing a new generation of web 2.0 readers to name themselves on the cover of his new book.

In a Random House UK web promotion, Coupland’s most dedicated fans can create a customized cover for his new book, “Generation A.” Amateur cover designers can use that blank white diagram to customize a novel that explores “new ways of looking at the act of reading and storytelling in a digital world.” For inspiration, surf this gallery of homemade covers.

Here’s more from the website: “Here you can design and personalize your own jacket to wrap around your special edition copy of Generation A: add your own text, choose your own colours and include a personal message to create your unique cover.” (Via Andrew Keen)