Who do you thank and will they know you thanked them (which isn't why you do it but you want them to feel thanked if you thank them, don't you?)
I always read them.
I'm not sure if I always have but I think so...I'm also a huge huge fan of the Oscar/Emmy/Award night thank you speech. I love these. I remember formulating my own reponses in my early teens (when I actually believed I would win an Adademy Award for best screenplay...but I digress).
I read acknowlegdements in books because I know how hard it is to write a book and how many people you need to buoy you along.
Similarly I now know how hard it is to write acknowledgements. I had a couple of people I left out of mine because I thought including them seemed self-serving or would be perceived as such, so people I wanted to thank I didn't.
Overall though you want the right people to feel appreciated and no one's feelings to be hurt.
So here is my question - do you read acknowledgements?
And if you could put it in print who would you thank for your accomplishments?
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