Monday, November 23, 2009


We were delighted to have country music legend, Mr. Kenny Rogers in our building to meet with us about his desire to have Tate Publishing publish his books. He was delighted with the meetings with our staff and we are very pleased at the potential of his works with our company. There is much more on our web sites at and including photos of his visit. Welcome Kenny Rogers to Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Dr. Tate,

When I first started writing my book I knew it would be hard for me to do because I am mostly bed ridden. I wrote the book from laying flat and I had a broken arm from passing out do to my pyhsical disability. But, I told my husband if one person's life changes because of my book then it will be worth all the hard work.

I was sitting at my book signing saturday with my legs up and my iv flowing and a lady stopped and grabbed my hand and asked, "are you L.A.?" She began to cry, saying her life has been changed because of the book. She said she suffers from my rare condition and found the book a month earlier and couldn't believe there was a book on her condition even on the shelf. She said I had to drop to my knees I was overwhelmed to finally find someone who could relate to my illness. She then said she no longer feels sorry for herself. She said I attend church and thought I new Jesus as my Savior, but after reading your book I knew I was not saved. She said she followed the prayer on the last page of the book and asked Jesus into her heart. She said, I cannot begin to tell you how over the last month how my life has changed because of your book. You saved my life, I was living for myself and now I am living for Jesus Christ and I can handle my illness better. Tears flowing down her face, she thanked me. Her husband was with her and said, yes, she is totally changed and is helping others.
I knew right away she was that one person I was talking about while writing and editing the book. Two people bought the book for their doctor to read and to place in their offices.
For me it isn't about how many books I sell, but that the people who need Jesus will find the book. Even if it is a few hundred. I could have left God out and sold the book to more sick people.

Thank again for giving me a voice, for so many years I have written,faxed, emailed, beggged , pleaded and cried because I was never heard, but Tate gave me a voice, a voice. Thank you for letting me tell the world that I do believe in Jesus Christ, that he is my life and He is the answer to my problems.
LFA, author


November 16, 2009

Dr. Tate,

I want to express my deepest gratitude for helping this issue become a blessing. Dave Dolphin was a pleasure to speak with today, and this all went so smoothly. He was receptive to my need, as were you, and I was truly amazed at how easy you made everything. Thank you so much for considering an author. It means more than you know. Have a great day. I sure did!

All the best

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Many of you may not know that Tate Publishing owns and operates a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art print facility here near our corporate offices in Oklahoma City. We just recently completed an 8,000 square foot additon to accommodate our growth and business has just never been better. We are adding new staff each month. One area we have wanted to bring in house for some time and are finalizing at this moment is the ability to produce dust jacket case bound (hardback) versions of our books and children's books. We are about to purchase the equipment which will make that happen and once again we will move to the front of the class in the publishing industry. Hardback is coming very soon and I will keep you informed.
One of the most exciting things we are doing as one of the largest producers of full-color children's books in the nation was a recent concept of my son, Ryan, who is President and CEO of both our publishing and music divisions. He has led the staff to be able to develop the technology to produce and release each of our beautiful children's book in the standard color versions and also in full color 3-D!!!!! Each 3-D book will come with an enclosed pair of 3-D glasses for viewing. Tate Publishing not only continues to lead the industry in so many areas but also sets new standards and raises the bar every single day. I assure you that there will be more fantastic ideas to come from our staff. 3-D books...on the way.
Richard Tate, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Tate Publishing


Dear Patricia,

Thanks so much. I get emails such as this every day and always share them with our staff. It means more to us than you could ever know that our combined efforts in this joint venture have made your dreams come to a reality. We are thrilled to have you as a part of the few authors who are in the Tate Publishing family!

Dr. Tate


Dear Dr. Tate,

I sincerely want to take this opportunity to extend a thank you to you personally for making my dream come true. Writing is my passion (which I take very seriously) and Tate Publishing has made it a reality for me; much, much appreciation to you and your wonderful staff. I am truly blessed.

Just a quick FYI….I am flying from Florida (home) to Texas this afternoon for two book signing events, one for my first book, The Talking Tee Shirt, and the second book signing for Passionate Promises. This is living the dream! Thank you so much!

Patricia M.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Thanks to this fine Tate Publishing author for taking time to tell us about his experience...I LOVE to share these emails I get each day with my "blog" friends...

Dr. Tate

Good afternoon,
I wanted to take a moment to thank the Tate Publishing family for helping me share my story. I grew up being different and not knowing why until I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age 22 in October of 2007. Last year I decided to share my story because so many parents of little children who have Asperger's now have asked me what life has been like. I think they want to get an idea of what the teenage years and adulthood can be like for their kids. I'd also like to reach a wider market than just those who have Asperger's or autism which is why I'm even more excited to be working with Tate Publishing because while someone else might have published my story, their target audience primarily focuses on people with autism or people who work with autistic individuals. I would like the entire world to understand what autism and Asperger's Syndrome are.
I would like to do a lot of speaking about autism and my life and also already have a few places asking to host book signings. I'm extremely impressed with Tate Publishing. I've done a lot of research and you have an amazing production team and your marketing plans seem top notch. So I just wanted to say thanks for helping me share my story and help other people in need. God Bless.

T. B.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Dr. Tate,

I would like to thank you for all you and your staff at Tate Publishing have done for me. It has been, and continues to be, a wonderful experience, and I certainly look forward to the next one. I know it will be even better, because I know what to expect this time, so I can just enjoy the ride! The book has provided me with opportunities and experiences I would never have had otherwise. Now I am looking forward to my new contract, and to moving ahead...

I truly appreciate the fact that everything in my contract was exactly as promised...I also appreciate your promptness in refunding my author investment. (she sold 5,000 books and received her investment back-the best deal in the industry for a first time author) I look forward to dealing with your company for years to come!



Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hi Mr. Tate!

My name is Ashley W. and I met you when I was signing with TMG this summer! I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know how pleased I am with the services. My album process is going great and I can't wait for you to hear it! I have a feeling good things are going to come from it and I truly believe that we (meaning TMG and myself) are going to go far with this assuming everthing stays on track! Anyways I just wanted to say thanks to you and TMG for everything and I look forward to what is to come!!! Have a wonderful week :)

Ashley W.


One of our fine marketing representatives received this wonderful contact below and sent it on to me...I am so proud to hear this news constantly from our authors...I wanted you to hear this wonderful news.

Richard Tate

I believe in TATE...Let me tell you, TATE is the best thing around...I'm so glad I found TATE.
Marcia L.