Saturday, February 13, 2016
Before a book goes to press, the author is allowed to dedicate the book to anyone of their choice. The dedication is usually a line or two, but could be longer if desired, as it typically is included on a separate page. The book could be dedicated to someone involved in the writing of the book or who has a connection to the subject (such as an agent or editor), or could simply be to a friend or relative of the author. The dedication can be sent with the initial submission of the manuscript or added later in the publishing process when requested by the publisher. If you plan to send it later, make the editor aware you want to include one, before they get to final layout. For a few different ways to do book dedications, go to: http://wordservewatercooler.com/2011/12/16/book-dedications. And if you prefer something funny, see these examples: http://mentalfloss.com/article/49171/7-book-dedications-basically-say-screw-you.