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Adam Braatz

Adam Braatz

Greendale, Wisconsin

Adam Braatz is a veteran, author, entrepreneur, storyteller, educator, and personal branding expert. He is a leading voice in veteran and military family advocacy.

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About the author

By day I serve as Vice President of Communications & Programming for the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, where I work to amplify Wisconsin businesses by empowering veterans and military families, veteran business owners, and veteran-friendly businesses.

I have always been an educator at heart. My purpose lies in helping others overcome obstacles, grow, and realize the joy of unleashing their true potential. This enduring purpose has manifested into a truly diverse, interdisciplinary career. I am thankful for each and every adventure, and the incredible professionals I have met along the way. The common thread throughout my wide range of experiences has been a passion for empowering those in need.
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If LinkedIn Mastery for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members hits 500 pre-orders by Thursday 17 June 2021 9 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 40 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If LinkedIn Mastery for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members hits 250 pre-orders by Thursday 17 June 2021 9 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 31 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If LinkedIn Mastery for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members hits 500 pre-orders by Thursday 17 June 2021 9 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 90 publishers when the campaign ends.
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LinkedIn Mastery for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members

The most effective method to land your dream job, elevate your career, and cultivate a platform of influence after service.

LinkedIn Mastery for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members will teach America's heroes the most effective, proven methods to leverage LinkedIn in order to secure substantive post-service employment, elevate their careers, cultivate fruitful professional networks, and establish powerful platforms of influence.

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Career & Success #1 in Career & Success
50,000 words
25% complete
8 publishers interested

Synopsis

Many veterans struggle with their transition to the civilian working world after military service. Despite the prevalence of desirable traits in veteran employees and an abundance of incentives for employers, the employment data on career reintegration for veterans remains nonetheless disappointing:

According to the Call of Duty Endowment and ZipRecruiter, 33% of veterans are underemployed, and vets are nearly 16% more likely to be underemployed than non-vets. Veterans are 70% more likely to take a step back in seniority in their first post-service job, and 36% less likely to make a seniority jump.

It doesn't have to be this way, and the answer lies in the power of the world's largest professional database: LinkedIn.

By leveraging LinkedIn I have personally risen from the ashes of veteran underemployment, achieved promotions, landed my dream job, built a diverse and expansive platform of influence, cultivated a powerhouse professional network, and developed lucrative entrepreneurial ventures.

I've helped countless others do the same.

In this book I explore both strategic and tactical approaches to networking in order to give readers a comprehensive understanding of LinkedIn best practices, all with the specific nuance of the veteran and military community in mind. Areas of consideration include:

- The career transition mindset
- Hybrid networking strategies and etiquette
- Profile optimization and visual completion
- Network cultivation and stewardship
- Leveraging the LinkedIn database
- Content creation and influence
- Get the job and elevate your career
- Business and fund development
- Company pages and entrepreneurship
- ...and more!

Look, I've been there -- as a newly-transitioned vet, I was salaried at near-poverty wage without benefits despite having a Master's degree and over a decade of work experience. Every promotion and career opportunity I've been able to unlock since then has been a direct result of the approach that I share in this book. It's time to share this important information with the world!

Sales arguments

  • As of 2020 there are 9 million employment-aged veterans in the United States. 6.5% unemployment rate. Every year 250,000+ new veterans transition from active duty to the civilian workforce. Each one of them is briefed in their Congressionally-mandated transition assistance course that LinkedIn is of paramount importance, but are provided minimal guidance on how to properly leverage the platform. There is a never-ending, enduring audience for this content.
  • This book should be in every US base exchange (the Wal-Mart of military bases) on every installation around the world. It could even be sold to the Department of Defense in order to furnish the book to all service members.
  • Additionally, non-veterans or retired veterans who understand the value of LinkedIn will purchase these books to donate to transitioners and service members. There is absolutely a huge potential market for this, but there has yet to be a traditionally published, high-quality, definitive guide from one with personal relevant experience on the matter. I believe it to be a huge opportunity.
  • I have an active cross-platform followership of appx 30k, 15k of which are on LinkedIn, where I have garnered appx 1.4 million content views annually. (Can provide analytics to verify)
  • I have been published in Stars and Stripes, been a guest on The Ambitious Vet, Lessons Learned for Vets, Military Veteran Dad, Boots About Business, and my blog can be found on www.adambraatz.com. I won 2019 Social Media Influencer of the Year from the Military and Veteran Community Choice Awards.

Similar titles

  • LinkedIn for Military: Your Interactive Transition Networking Guide by Matt Scherer. Scherer Communications (April 20, 2018). Designed for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
  • Linkedin For Veterans by Debra Faris. Solutions Press (September 20, 2019). This is for veterans, executives, entrepreneurs who want to help each other leverage LinkedIn for what’s next in their business opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
  • Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition by Tom Wolfe. POTOMAC BOOKS; Second edition (April 1, 2018). Covers the basics—search techniques, networking, interview preparation, résumés, negotiation, and a new chapter on social media.

Audience

Veterans and transitioning service members seeking substantive employment, career growth, network cultivation, or brand platform development. In other words -- holistic, post-service fulfillment!

Advance praise

Adam is a wealth of knowledge and truly one of the most compassionate people I've come across. I've already seen a large increase in my interactions and my connection response rates on LinkedIn. He is truly one of the best resources on networking and all things LinkedIn I've seen. -- Lawrence W.

I really appreciate how he broke it down into simple, clear-cut steps while going into detail on functionality and visibility. 10/10 would recommend. -- Alex W.

Adam was invited to coach and guide our team through the process of understanding how impactful LinkedIn can be for our jobs. I learned more with Adam than I could have ever dreamed possible. Truly amazing! -- Keenan P.

8 publishers interested Express interest

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Ballast Books

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Ballast Books is a full-service hybrid publisher that handles all aspects of book creation, design, publishing, marketing, distribution, and platform building. We help our authors sell more books, secure more keynotes, do more consulting, earn more customers, and book more media appearances.

We want to work with the best of the best: Former Special Operations Forces, CEOs, big thinkers, industry-leading experts. Top-performing people with experiences worth sharing and skills that translate into a larger message and goal.

We've seen particular success with military memoirs, but we've also recently hired a children's book specialist, so we run the spectrum of genres. We're a small but growing team and take pride in dedicating more time and energy to all our authors than traditional publishers.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Children Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Business & Money, Career & Success, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Communication Skills, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Current Affairs, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Motivation & Inspiration, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Technology & the Future, Travel, Travel, Science Fiction & Humour

United States

Hybrid Global Publishing

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Hybrid Global Publishing was founded by Karen Strauss in 2011 to help authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs get their message out by writing and publishing a book. We offer publishing, distribution, and marketing services for organizations, and individual authors. Karen Strauss has worked in publishing for more than 30 years and has held management and marketing positions at major publishing houses, including The Free Press, Crown, Random House, and Avon. She’s the author of Book Publishing For Entrepreneurs: Top Secrets from a New York Publisher. Karen has an online course called Publishing 101: Your complete guide from idea to published author.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Poetry, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Technology & the Future, Travel, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Something or Other Publishing

250 copies • Completed manuscript.
SOOP is a small virtual publishing company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with a core team based in the US and additional contractors around the world. SOOP currently focuses on curating a small number of volumes for publication each year to enable its team to dedicate a great deal of time to working with its authors directly - not just on the manuscript, but also on platform-building and promotion.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Art & Photography, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

1106 Design, LLC

500 copies • Completed manuscript.
1106 Design provides book design, production, and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 1106 Design provides traditional publisher quality with one-stop, end-to-end services from copyediting to worldwide distribution. We operate just like a publisher with one difference: YOU maintain complete control of your book, your schedule, and most importantly, your payments.

In our model, distribution accounts are set up in your name. When a book is sold, the retailer takes a cut, the printing cost is deducted, and the balance is deposited directly into your bank account, never ours first. The difference can amount to several more dollars per book in net revenue to you. Our most popular package for non-fiction books, 50,000 words and under, including copyediting, cover design, interior layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, and distribution set up in your name is just $7,353. Fiction titles are slightly lower, $6,488.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Atmosphere Press

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to author rights. We publish in all genres and have an exceptional editorial, design, and promotional staff. We stand for Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism, and Kindness. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Bright Communications LLC

Looking for all types of books, including health, memoir, fiction, business books, cookbooks, and children's books
Bright Communications LLC is a woman- and veteran-owned custom publisher in Hellertown, PA. Founder and CEO Jennifer Bright is a Book Doula, whose passion is helping authors bring their books to life. Our team of expert editorial, design, and marketing pros help authors go from idea to completed books and retain 100% of the rights to their work. We also offer four custom publishing packages.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Mythology & Folk Tales, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

eBooks2go

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
eBooks2go, Inc. was founded in 2011 to provide the missing link for all your publishing needs. Our end-to-end solutions provide the guidance and support that enable publishers and independent authors to pursue their passions. To date, we have helped more than 750 authors and 100 publishers worldwide. We offer an array of simple and affordable solutions to assist self-publishing authors at every stage of the book publishing process. Our comprehensive service offering includes editing, print and eBook production, book marketing, cover designs, ISBN registration, and even website designs. We are a single source for all of your publishing needs.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Grammar Factory Publishing

Grammar Factory is known for helping entrepreneurs, business leaders, and subject matter experts become first-time authors of world-class nonfiction books that build their authority and grow their business.

Over the past 8 years, we’ve helped more than 200 business owners write and publish books that grow their business.

Service publisher

Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Technology & the Future, Travel

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  • Grace DeWolff
    on May 18, 2021, 4:13 p.m.

    AHA! I found the field for notes. :P Sorry I don't know how to use a computer. (Maybe I DO need to read your book?)
    Anyway - this is a really great thing you're doing. From one educator to another - congrats.

    • Adam Braatz
      on May 19, 2021, 11:24 a.m.

      Thanks Grace! I really appreciated the share on Facebook, as well. You're the best!

  • Christina Owens
    on May 18, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

    excited to share this with my team!

    • Adam Braatz
      on May 19, 2021, 11:25 a.m.

      Thanks Christina! I'll be in touch about the bundle perks. :)

  • Ashley Tyler
    on May 19, 2021, 1:35 a.m.

    Please donate your book to someone or an organization that really needs it.

  • Alicia Minns
    on May 19, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

    Please donate for us.

    • Anonymous
      on May 19, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

      Will do! Thank you!!!

  • Tanicha Cuevas
    on May 19, 2021, 4:04 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read your book Adam!

    Tanicha Cuevas

  • Clinton Armstrong
    on May 19, 2021, 6:20 a.m.

    Congrats sir! Thanks for taking care of our vets! Keep pushing! Second To None!

  • Joey Utah
    on May 19, 2021, 10:36 a.m.

    Make mine out to Airman Utah please!😂

    Great shit brother, so excited to see where this takes you and how it helps other vets. Keep spreading the positive vibes.

  • Eric Hoffman
    on May 19, 2021, 10:48 a.m.

    Love what you do.

    Your zeal, humor and innovative nature is matched by your mastery of tools like LinkedIn to help a vulnerable population.

    Thanks Adam

  • Kevin W. McCarthy
    on May 19, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

    Hi Adam,

    I've shared this with several colleagues who are actively involved in helping veterans. Hopefully, you'll see some additional supporters.

    I used Publishizer to successfully fund and launch and book so I'm supporting your effort as as a pay it forward. I'm not your target audience so please use my book as a gift to a worthy veteran.

    Be On-Purpose!
    Kevin

  • Seth Kastle
    on May 21, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

    Best of luck with your new project - I know you will keep impacting the veteran community in amazing ways!

    Seth

  • Mike Topolovich
    on May 25, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

    Hey, Adam congratulations on the book. If you could please donate my copies to veterans who would like them, I would appreciate it.

  • Karen Gambichler
    on May 25, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

    Adam,
    I'm ordering this for my son, an Army 30 yr. vet.
    He retired nearly 3 yrs ago (Lt.Col.) and has had a difficult time in the transition. Joined right out of high school. Plus, his dad is a 30 yr Air Force vet. Military life is all he has ever known. Thank you for writing this book. I only hope it will help Steven. I can't believe how that little baby boy at our CMD District dinner in Troy has grown. I so much enjoy your posts with you two.
    Karen

    • Adam Braatz
      on May 26, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

      So great to hear from you Karen, and thanks for your support!!!

  • John Vogt
    on May 26, 2021, 1:36 a.m.

    Congratulations! Thanks for all that you do and I look forward to reading your book.

  • Janelle Thompson
    on May 26, 2021, 6:01 p.m.

    Hey, Adam! I'd like my copy donated to a service member in need. Also excited to hear Heroes for Healthcare is going to try to promote your book in any way possible.

  • Mary Kolar
    on May 29, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

    Hello Adam, please send one book to me and provide the additional books to veterans you choose. Mary

  • David Evans
    on May 29, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

    Congrats on the book brutha. Looking forward to reading it. D&B...In the lead!

  • Lezlee Masson
    on June 1, 2021, 9:55 p.m.

    I’ll do anything for your autograph!! I’m so proud of you!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Hadacek
    on June 1, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

    Congrats on the upcoming release and looking forward to the read!

  • Jesse Frewerd
    on June 4, 2021, 3:19 p.m.

    Hey Adam, looking forward to reading it, I hope you make your goal!

    All the best,
    Jesse

  • LOUIS LOPEZ
    on June 7, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

    I just recently started terminal leave and look forward to reading your book.

  • Tony Divish
    on June 8, 2021, 12:26 a.m.

    Thanks for pulling all this information together! Much appreciated!

  • Lisa Cross
    on June 8, 2021, 4:18 a.m.

    Please donate! Good luck with your campaign.

  • Lisa Cross
    on June 8, 2021, 4:20 a.m.

    Please donate! Good luck with your campaign.

  • Kit Amidzich
    on June 9, 2021, 4:59 p.m.

    Please give my book to the Command Post program!

  • Garrett Stangel
    on June 11, 2021, 2:32 p.m.

    Please donate 3 of the books and send me one copy. Thanks Adam. Happy to support the mission.

  • Mike Collins
    on June 11, 2021, 2:42 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to receiving your book and putting it to great use on LinkedIn. Cheers!