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An Agent’s Acknowledgment

I think on a number of agent blogs you’ve read how much an acknowledgment or a dedication to an agent in a client’s book can mean to an agent. I never get tired of reading them and I never feel anything less than humbled that the author would consider me when writing this most public of thank-yous. But today I’m feeling a very special appreciation for all of my clients. I don’t have a book in which to acknowledge them, but I do have this blog.

Each day my clients make me better at what I do. They provide me with information on the industry, hot topics among authors, and information that I can use to become better at what I do.

They humble me with their combined and individual talents. I’m continually amazed by the ideas they come up with, the skill it takes to write a book, and the perseverance each of them has to succeed and excel in this industry.

I’m thankful to know them both professionally and personally. I’m thankful for the support they give me in my job and I’m thankful that they are willing to listen to my ideas and sometimes take them without laughing.

So while I won’t list you all by name, you know who you are. Published or unpublished I appreciate every single one of you. Skol!

Jessica

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11 comments

  1. This is so nice! The acknowledgments are always the first thing I read in books. It amazes me to see how many people contributed to putting together a book and how much the "solitary profession" of writing is really a myth.

  2. Humbled? Pish. People say that when they mean exactly the opposite. As cliched as using endless exclamation marks.

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