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Pitch Fest 2010 Contest for New Business Book Authors

Do you have a great business book idea but just have not had the chance to sit down and write your book?

We’re here to help. Mike Samson, c0-founder, CrowdSpring and myself.

Sample Query Letters

Check out the following links to help you with your query letter creation:

From Jane Friedman at Writers Digest come some great query letter writing advice advice with yet more links.


Sarah Miller Caldicott, Best-Selling Innovation Author

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. The book, entitled Innovate Like Edison: The FIve-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success reveals Edison’s systematic yet timeless approach to innovation in a format that allows any employee, in any industry, with any level of experience to begin implementing what I call Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation(tm). The book was researched over a 3-year period, and endorsed by the world’s leading expert on Edison today, Dr. Paul Israel at Rutgers University. Edison’s Five Competencies bring innovation best practices within reach of any organization. The competencies offer a roadmap for how to generate an innovation mindset within every employee – not just teams in R&D, Engineering, or Marketing. All leaders and employees today need to “think like innovators,” helping to move their companies to the leading edge in their industry. For more information on Sarah, visit her website.

Brett  Farmiloe 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’ that is available on Amazon.

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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