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Biz Book PitchFest 2010 Contest – Are You the Next Best-Selling Business Book Author?

Have you ever dreamed about becoming a best-selling business book author?

Biz Book PitchFest 2010 Contest is your opportunity to win $500 and get your book published!

Networlding has teamed up with crowdSPRING to create Biz Book Pitchfest 2010. It’s our way of  helping aspiring business book authors to realize a dream of having a book published. If you are a successful entrepreneur, consultant or professional who is a recognized thought leader and already have a great social media and speaking platform but have yet to publish a book, this is your chance.

June 15th, 2010, all submissions due in from Round #1 of Biz Book Pitch Fest 2010.

July 8, 2010, three winners ‘ submissions will be chosen by our panel of judges and each winner will receive $500.00 plus the chance to win a coaching package and to have their book published by Newtworlding.

These three winners’ pitches will then be presented to the world through the crowdSPRING and Networlding communities. One of the three will become the winning author.

The winning author of Round #2 will receive a comprehensive coaching package by me, Melissa Giovagnoli of Networlding. We will also publish your book through our publishing division. (Publishing includes, cover design,  interior book design, and the book launch, valued at $10,000.00)

August 5, 2010 the winner of the Biz Book PitchFest 2010 Contest will be announced.

Judges’ Bios

Kevin Small

In 1996, Kevin was recruited by the leadership development author John C. Maxwell. Kevin was tasked with the creation of a platform that would be used to bring Maxwell’s leadership books to market. As the
President of Maxwell’s company, Kevin launched a satellite event training series that would enroll over 1 million students while rolling out an integrated publishing platform that launched four New York Times bestselling leadership titles. Maxwell’s annual book sales grew to over 1.2 million books. Under his leadership, the company grew dramatically over the next four years – from 10 to 125 people, and from $2 million to $25 million in revenue. Kevin managed the company’s sale in November 2004.

Meanwhile, the book business was changing quickly. Publishers were less and less able to commit the usual level of resources to authors’ launches. Kevin recognized that market conditions would soon require
that authors have their own marketing representation in order to have impact — despite the strength of their ideas, or their platform.

Kevin’s response was to form ResultSource, a boutique marketing firm that works with today’s thought leaders to build bestsellers. Kevin and his staff of six full-time employees serve as the business managers for Chip and Dan Heath, best-selling authors of “Made to Stick.”

Steve Farber

Steve is an executive coach, speaker and a best-selling author. His latest book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership, has been a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
This first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership” was recently named one of the “100 Best Business Books of All Time.”

Sarah Miller Caldecott

Sarah is an innovation champion who works with companies to ignite the innovation process, bringing a world-class innovator’s toolkit to individuals, teams, and leaders. She is also a great grandniece of  Thomas Edison, an innovation author, and an MBA with 25-years of domestic and international marketing expertise.

Her best-selling book (Dutton Penguin) on Thomas Edison’s innovation methods was endorsed by the New York Times, Fortune Small Business, USA Today, 800-CEO-READ, and Investor’s Business Daily.

Brett Farmiloe

Brett is the social media manager for the nation’s largest, locally-focused provider of employment media. He is a Gen Y’er who frequently speaks on the topic of how to use social media to  attract and retain top talent. He has interviewed hundreds of leaders and employees in companies like Microsoft, Nike, and EA Sports in a social media intensive project he founded entitled Pursue the Passion ( He also just published a book called ‘Pursue the Passion’ available on Amazon.

Melissa Giovagnoli

Creator of Biz Book Pitch Fest, Melissa is an eleven-time author with four books on bestseller lists. She recently launched Networlding Publishing a division of Networlding to help thought leaders and organizations with thought leaders grow their market share better and faster through the creation of award-winning blogs, profitable e-books and books. Networlding also helps thought leaders grow their platforms with the development of a community of “fans” who promote their books and hire them for
speaking, consulting, training and more.

Contest Details

To enter the Biz Book PitchFest 2010 Contest, submit your pitch to crowdSPRING by June 15, 2010 with the following:

· Your Name, Title, and Company

· The proposed title of the book

· The projected number of pages

· An overview of the book’s concept

· A brief description of your competition and what makes your book different from books on the same subject

· A brief outline of your marketing and pr plan for the book

· A statement about why you feel you should be the Biz Book PitchFest 2010 winner.


First, you must be a successful entrepreneur, consultant or professional who is a recognized thought leader.

Second, you must already have a great social media and speaking platform but have yet to publish a book.

Examples and helpful resources……

Final Note:

Send your submission to me or by going to crowdSPRING by clicking here.

*Feel free to also email with any questions you might have.

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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