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"Tiny" new book project for Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives for the premiere of "Inception" on July 13 2010, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - "Inception" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thinking really small as he moves into pubishing.

It Books is collaborating with Gordon-Levitt's online production company hitRECord on "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories." It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, announced Tuesday that a series of books are planned, featuring very brief stories and illustrations submitted by the public.

The first volume is scheduled for December and potential contributors can make submissions to Royalties will be paid for published work, but no advances.

The 30-year-old Gordon-Levitt, who got his start in the TV sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun," is known for such films as "Inception," "G.I. Joe" and "500 Days of Summer."

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