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Judges' Bios

Following are the judges of the contest:

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 Jobing.com- 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

(www.pursuethepassion.com). 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.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:

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.

OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS:

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.

WE LIKE THESE EXAMPLES:

Examples and helpful resources:

http://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx

http://fineprintlit.com/submission-guide...

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2007/02/...

http://michaelhyatt.com/2009/05/writing-...

WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE THIS IN OUR PIECE:

Contact Networlding with any questions by emailing me,

melissa@networlding.com Networlding: Social networking, publishing, pr and social media experts

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