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 Published or unpublished I appreciate every single one of you.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!
I'm all ferklempt.
Jessica, you are one great human.
Nothing like an honest thank you.
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.
How nice! AND it tells me a great deal about you and your agency.
I think I speak for everyone; the pleasure, dear Jessica, is all ours!
Humbled? Pish. People say that when they mean exactly the opposite. As cliched as using endless exclamation marks.
I think you've just underscored why it's a relationship. We are humbled by (folks like) you, and your patience, persistence, and sales skills.
You're such a sweetie! And I bet they all appreciate you tremendously.
That just added a nice warm fuzzy feeling to my day. :)
Best wishes for you and your clients!
This was very sweet to read. Your clients are lucky to have you.
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