Ebury Press has bought Ctrl, Alt; Delete, a memoir about growing up online, by journalist and blogger Emma Gannon [pictured].
Commissioning editor Sara Cywinski has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to the book, in which Gannon talks about subjects from editing photos for MySpace to conducting dubious webcam exchanges, from Robyn Drury at Diane Banks Associates.
“I loved Emma's proposal from the first line to the final word,” said Cywinski. “Ctrl, Alt; Delete is one of the funniest memoirs I've read. I'm thrilled she's joining Ebury Press.”
Gannon, who currently heads up social media at Glamour magazine, said: “Writing and publishing a book has been a forever day-dream of mine and something I've been thinking about since I first picked up a pen and realised I could make someone laugh or frown with a sentence. I'm very excited to share this book with the world, especially any fellow twenty-somethings who are muddling their way through a crazy digital world where the world is smaller and ideas spread faster.”
Publication is set for spring 2016.
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