How to Dedicate a Book
Read the Acknowledgements
First and foremost I would like to thank God. In the process of putting this book together I realized how true this gift of writing is for me. You given me the power to believe in my passion and pursue my dreams. I could never have done this without the faith I have in you, the Almighty. To my mother, Diane L.
Image: Matthew Loffhagen. I really mostly just want to thank my wife… she was the one who had to put up with me. That she did so with love and patience and encouragement instead of strangling me, throwing my remains into a wood chipper, and then pretending she had never been married to me at all is a testament to the fact that she is, in fact, the single best person I know.
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It can be difficult to know what to write in an acknowledgement and for this reason, we provide templates for you, shown on the following pages, as well as a checklist of those you may wish to thank in your acknowledgement. You can also add photos of the deceased to make the acknowledgement all the more personal. A special word of thanks to name those you would like to thank specifically, see checklist included with this guide. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions optional.
While writing a book can be a solitary task, it also, in some ways, involves many other people. Taking the time to thank these people when your book is published is a good way to acknowledge the hard work, love and care of others that have helped make your book possible. Many authors chose to dedicate their books to a special someone, a partner, their children, a dear friend. A dedication is usually just a simple line explaining who the book is dedicated to, but could be an opportunity to write a heartfelt message or say something witty. An acknowledgements page is a more lengthy affair.
The Acknowledgements section is where you recognize and thank everyone who helped you with your book. This is entirely up to you. Recognize whoever you feel contributed enough to your book that you feel they deserve it. For example, common groups of people that Authors thank include:. Most books do have them, but by no means are they required or mandatory. People will read the Acknowledgments section and it will impact them—especially the people who are in them.