Monday, March 30, 2009


Greetings and salutations, Dr. Tate.

I Just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks. We have been searching for a "true" publisher for quite some time and finally feel we have succeeded.

My family and I have been disappointed and let down by many of the scammers and unscrupulous so-called publishers, and are quite thankful for the time and attention
your firm appears to provide to seasoned and first time authors alike.

Have a wonderful day and a fulfilling year.

Warmest regards,


Friday, March 27, 2009


In 2007 Tate Publishing was named by the Chamber of Commerce as the "Business of the Year." For an unprecedented second year in a row, the Chamber once again honored Tate Publishing in 2008 with the same distinction as a two-time winner of "Business of the Year." In 2008 Tate Publishing was named by the Oklahoma Business Council to the prestigious honor of the "Best Place to Work in Oklahoma" award. We were just informed that for the second year in a row we have received the "Best Place to Work in Oklahoma" award again! The award means so much to our company because it comes from our employees. We are delighted to have received these honors and will continue to do all we can to merit their trust.
Dr. Richard Tate

Thursday, March 26, 2009


So glad to have this wonderful email to share with you today.
Dr. Tate

On Mar 24, 2009, at 11:14 AM, F M wrote:

I am a recently published author from Tate Publishing... I have had a fantastic experience with Tate Publishing. Your staff is focused, professional, timely, and sensitive to the author’s creative process. I am currently in the marketing stage. I have been working with marketing. I have a vision that the world can read this book, as it is a dairy that depicts the perils of abuse, the power of alcoholism, and the destruction to the soul that occurs in abuse. As I watched the Oprah show on abused women, the missing component the question of why women stay, why women tolerate abuse, was the power of God. AS I turned my life over to God, literally and faced the demons of my own soul, a mightily change in me occurred. I explained this to the producers of the Oprah show. I expect that I will be hearing form them shortly. My vision is for Tate Publishing to prepare for the powerful use of the media in the marketing of this book. I know that this book can make a difference in the lives of women suffering from abuse. I know that the answer is in the hands of God, surrender, and allow the grace of His hand to literally change us into true disciples of the Lord. I look forward to a continued relationship with Tate. Thank you for your fantastic company, for all that you company stands for, and for the partnership we have created. I also have a completed screen play. It was inspired by the work of C. S. Lewis, it is called “Fallen Angel.” It is a story about the temptations of Satan upon the world. I would like to submit it as well to your company.Thanks for all you stand for.Always,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



Good morning,

Last summer I started the process of publishing my first book through your company. I am just writing to thank you and everyone I worked with. What an amazing group of individuals I was blessed to work and even meet with when I came to do the audio of my book. Everyone at Tate Publishing was so genuinely friendly and yet professional. Each person I worked with was so very good at what they do and they really helped me to make my book read better and look amazing. What a blessing!I am in the process of writing another book and will be forwarding the manuscript to you as soon as it is finished. I just had to let you and everyone involved know that you made this such a great experience for me. I would recommend Tate Publishing to anyone. God bless you abundantly!

Mary D

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I received the following emails sent to us from authors who have worked with our professional editors. I am very proud to share these with you. Our authors get the very best...and nothing less.
Dr. Richard Tate

"Vince is knowledgeable. He never failed to respond to a question I had, and he went out of his way to meet me when I showed up in Mustang. Before I submitted the manuscript to Tate, a veteran writer told me, “Those editors will not go over your work with a fine-toothed comb. You better be good because you will be stuck with your own abilities.” But that writer was wrong. Vince Conn kindly but thoroughly walked me through the editorial maze with skill. I am proud of him."

"After having spent so much time writing the manuscript, I was too familiar with the content and the flow as I was accustomed to it. Angela's "fresh eyes" brought to my attention many things that could be said better, other things that were redundant, and some sections that needed much more explaining."
"She pointed out areas in my manuscript which needed strengthening and/or clarification. She also pointed out areas with transition problems. Angela was a joy to work with, very encouraging and professional."
"Emily gave me candid, kind and honest feedback about how I could improve my book without insulting me. I heeded many of her suggestions. She also was very flexible about sections of the book that I chose not to change. This was a great experience for a first time author."
"Emily made me a much better writer. I have no doubt whatsoever that the finished product is much, much better today than it was when I originally submitted it. Her suggestions were "spot on" and she was always there to answer any questions that I had in a very professional and kind way."
"He hammered me where I needed it and he praised where he thought it appropriate. We met as strangers, worked ascolleagues and parted as friends. I began to understand how his head works and I believe he got completely behind the way my heart beats. We coulddebate, discuss, differ—all to improve the end product. And don’t leave the humor out of the equation."
"Meghan was pleasant and affirming to work with. The best thing I liked was that I could tell she had truly read the book carefully and with great interest. All of her comments were in line with the progress of the story and made it better. I never got the feeling that I was "just one more author." Meghan offered several insights into the content of the book, suggested areas that needed strengthened such as character differentiation, and pointed out inconsistencies and confusing passages."

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I am not a real "blogger" like some of our staff who are prone to share their professional insight into the industry. I do that from time to time but many times I like to share phone calls, emails, letters, and other contacts I receive (and I get hundreds) from folks who talk about their experience with Tate Publishing. We are aware at Tate Publishing that manufacturing and producing a book is critical work but a critical part of our intense efforts is in marketing. I received the following email this week and I was so pleased I wanted to share this information with you. I am like a proud father of the work of our dozens of professionals in every division. The email was forwarded to me by one of our marketing staff.

Richard Tate

Dr. Tate,

I just spoke with the manager of a bookstore, whose name is Ray...he told me the following:

He recommends Tate Publishing to potential authors because he is familiar with our titles and is impressed with the quality of our cover design and editing. He said that he is approached by self-published authors at least twice a day, and “there is no comparison” between our product and the titles that the self-published authors present. In his words “you provide a valuable service.”

He knows we are selective, and that the titles we sell have gone through editing, design and layout. He was also impressed that our authors are assigned a marketing representative. He said he often deals with authors who are completely on their own, and their events are always failures. His store does carry Tate Publishing titles on the shelf.
Ray was impressed by the book signing event support that we offer to our authors, which he says nobody else provides, “unless you’re a bestselling author.”

Just thought I would pass along that some of our biggest fans are bookstores which are familiar with our work.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The email below just came to me and I simply had to add this to my "brag blog!" This author has done several books with us and is so typical of the happy authors we love to work with. I just heard from a prospective author who said she heard about Tate Publishing from one of our authors at a book signing for that author our marketing division had set up in Indianapolis. She said that the Tate author she met was one of the nicest people she had ever encountered. Thanks to each of our fine staff for making these kind of remarks possible.
Dr. Tate


Hey Guys-

I wanted to take the time to let you know how truly grateful I am to be a part of making a difference in the world, with you. I had such a great sense of joy to see you in person (sorry I missed you Trinity) and seeing TATE in action first hand. It is obvious to me that GOD is supporting your efforts and will continue to bless all that you do. I saw GOD working through each one of you, and everyone that I met in person. As I continue to surrender to where I am called to be, and how I can use my time here to serve the highest good, I know that being a part of the TATE family is a part of that calling.

It has been a honor for me to see you guys grow in the many ways that you have. I commend all of your efforts and devotions to being a part of the change that we need to see. I love you all and appreciate you very much so.

Keep doing what you do!

With gratitude-

RR, Florida

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I have been watching the economy with great interest as I am sure many of you are as well. I cannot pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or listen to the evening news without hearing that "Chicken Little" is running rampant across our nation proclaiming that "the sky is falling, the sky is falling!" I realize there are difficult issues Americans must face regarding their personal financial situations. My prayers are with them each day in my personal quiet time in the morning. Each Monday morning when our entire company meets for a time of prayer requests for our authors and staff we continue to lift up in prayer the financial needs of our fellow Americans.
The good news is that Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group are, in the midst of all that is happening, growing daily. We continue to add new jobs, and increase our sales and marketing position in both industries, while we maintain our corporate policy of remaining debt free. We have just improved our print and production facility and even though it was already state-of-the-art, the new color processing equipment just purchased and installed at our plant has taken our products to an even higher level of quality. If you are an author or artist with Tate Publishing or Tate Music Group, you are part of a growing, dynamic company that has never been in better financial condition. Thanks to each of you for makiing this possible and to all our outstanding staff who work with diligence and fervor to keep Tate at the top of the list of successful companies.