Tag: Self Publishing

Best Book Dedications and Acknowledgements

I am near to publishing my first book and, was suddenly hit by the fact, traditionally it is in good grace to write an acknowledgement, thanking those for their help in writing my book, and to dedicate my book, I have spent months and months agonising over to someone who once said ‘Oh, are you writing a book!’.

Oh well, not one to break from tradition, I thought I would check out a few from other authors. Here are some of my favourites I came up with.

Silly Verse For Kids by Spike Milligan
This book is dedicated to my bank balance.

Ship of Magic by Robb Hobb
To caffeine and sugar, my companions through many a long night of writing.

Heart of Goof by P.G. Wodehouse
To my daughter Leonora without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time.

My Shit Life So Far by Frankie Boyle
To all my enemies,
I will destroy you.

Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac
Dedicated to America, whatever that is.

Austenland by Shannon Hale
For Colin Firth
You’re a really great guy, but I’m married,
so I think should just be friends

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
What can I say about a man who knows how I think and still sleeps next to me with the lights off?

I may have to add to this list but if you have any good one I would love to hear them.

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