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Bloom Factor Press offers book design, production, set up and launch on Create Space for $3,500 details are here https://bloomfactorpress.com/
Once launched we offer free marketing via @AUTHORSWEEK, it’s where you become an “AUTHOR OF THE WEEK” and as an upgrade we offer PR and inclusion in https://authorsweek.com/ This gives you visibility on CBS ABC Google news etc. You can then use these brands on your website for media proof. It’s all about building visibility, authority and proving your expertise in your niche.
From there, you extend the book into a separate workbook which then becomes the basis of your day or weekend workshops. Once you have a few of these uunder your belt and gotten some testimonials and shot some video, you then turn these assets into online courseware and/or downlaoadable assets. We did this with Ms. Cook’s book The Soul’s Coach-7 Paths to Healing Your Relationship by building a membership site like this https://thesoulscoach.us/
Her therapy business site with online scheduling and payments is here https://www.rochellelcook.com/
Needless to say, building a strong social presence is critical, (do you know your Klout™ score)? This is the market for your book, workshops and programs. Building your email list is probably the single most important thing you can do. Over the years we have worked with many of the great email automation systems out there like Infusionsoft, Get Response, Mailchimp etc. For authors we recommend Agile CRM.