When you have someone who inspired you in your life, you often want to thank them for their efforts. A book dedication is an author’s way of thanking the significant people in their lives.
The book dedication page is very easy and personal to write. A good example of a book dedication page is the Little Prince dedication page written by Antione de-Saint Exupéry.
Begin by selecting a person you want to dedicate to the book or paper. This could be a single person or a group of people significant enough to have a book dedicated to them.
After you have chosen a person you want to dedicate your book to, you must now select or choose what feeling is evoked from your book dedication. If you want a funny book dedication, you may insert a joke here and there. If you want to memorialize someone, you may use the “In memory of…” statement.
Write down your dedication message in the center the dedication page. This message can span from a single sentence to a whole paragraph.
Just note, that you must keep your dedication message short and contained to only a single page. Do your best to keep your dedication message short, the dedication page is not an acknowledgment.
The dedication page should go before the acknowledgments. This is because of the order of the book or the manuscript, and the length of each of these pages. The dedication page is defined as a short and small dedication message written by the author and will only span one to three sentences at the center of the page. While acknowledgments are long statements and acknowledgments of the people who have either helped or contributed to the overall competition of the book. Note that the acknowledgments can span one to two pages. Both, the dedication page and the acknowledgments go before the table of contents but after the cover page.
In biblical terms, dedication is a Christian ritual that lets a parent offer their child for consecration and dedication to being a child of God. The practice of dedication dates back to a bible verse in Exodus 13:2 where the Lord says to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn.” The current version of the biblical dedication is now extended to any child that a parent wants to dedicate to God. A priest or pastor can perform the dedication service to interested parties before or after Sunday worship in a specific chapel or church. The priest or pastor will either bring the child to the front of the congregation, but they may also instead implore the parents of the child to bring the child in front of the congregation. This is wholly dependent on the preference of the overseeing priest or pastor. Afterward, the priest or pastor will ask the parents of the child to commit to their child being raised in the Christian faith.
A dedication page is something that is not needed in the final product of the book, or a quantitative or qualitative research article. This is an optional page that hinges on the author’s want of this page. If the author doesn’t have anyone or anything to dedicate their work to, they may opt to skip this page as a whole. Note unlike the dedication page, the acknowledgment is a very important part of the paper as it provides credit to the people the author had asked for help. The dedication page is a very short page that sits after the cover page but before the table of contents. This type of page can be included in many types of books, and papers like autobiographies, biographies, fantasy, or even scientific articles.
A book dedication is a page in a book that the author creates to thank a specific person in their life. A well-written book dedication can evoke certain feelings from the reader.