Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tate Publishing President, CEO talks small business with Fox News

Ryan Tate talks with the Willis' Report
Tate Publishing President, CEO Ryan Tate was interviewed Wednesday on Fox Business News, sharing his hopes for small business as a result of Tuesday’s election.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., USA, November 6, 2014 / -- OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Tate Publishing President and C.E.O. Ryan Tate was interviewed Wednesday on Fox Business News’ The Willis Report, sharing his hopes for small businesses as a result of Tuesday’s election.

“The thing I’m the most excited about is the Republicans are now going to be able to put bills on [the President's] desk that he is going to have to make decisions about,” said Tate. “…and Harry Reid won’t be protecting him from doing what Americans have asked the president to do, which is represent us, protect us, [and] help us get back to a place of economic stability.”

“We need tax reform both on the corporate and the individual side because the corporate tax side alone isn't where most small business owners need relief,” shared Tate. “If you want businesses to pour money back into their employees, you have to give them a tax break.”

Tate also discussed the Affordable Care Act, sharing that he believes Obamacare is “too large” to be killed at this point, that that instead the focus should be on the mandates within. “You’ve got to start fixing the mandates and those little provisions in the bill to help small business owners,” said Tate.

Watch the full interview on the Fox Business News Website.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Tate Publishing's Rita Tate Named Woman of the Year!

What a wonderful year it has already been and we are just getting started!   I wanted to share (brag) an article we are proud of.   Rita Tate was just named the Woman of the Year by Hughes News.  Here is the article and a link as well.  As you know since Rita Tate is my mom I already knew she was the woman of the year!!!!  Congratulations Mom and I have received so many e-mails and calls from our authors and artist already congratulating you.  We are all very proud of you and our company is so blessed to have someone like you as a founder.  Many people don't realize that the main focus of Tate Publishing is to build God's Kingdom and give as much as possible.  Every employee, author, and artist in our company plays such a huge role in making that happen and it is a blessing to have any part.  Enjoy the article and this also gives some great history on my mom and our family!

Rita Queen Williams Tate has been named the Hugh's News Woman of the Year for 2012

Rita Queen Williams Tate was born in Clinton, Oklahoma to Hubert and Violet Williams in 1948. Soon after Rita was born her father became pastor of Central Pentecostal Holiness Church, moving the family to the south side of Oklahoma City in 1950. He had a hugely successful tenure as the church grew by the hundreds throughout the early to late 1950s. Rita would be one of eight children born to the couple. After four boys, she was the first of three girls, and then another younger brother was added later. Her middle name, Queen, is a tradition passed to the first girl born into a Williams family.
Rita loved church and grew up memorizingScripture and singing for the congregation. She was saved at the age of six in a Sunday school class taught by Opal Finchum, whom Rita calls “a masterful teacher who made Bible stories come alive and explained fully what it meant to give your heart to Christ.”  The first person she told about her salvation decision was her father who said with tears in his eyes, “Rita Queen that is the greatest news you will EVER tell your Dad.” 

By the time Rita was a teenager, her father had left the ministry but the family remained dedicated to the church and maintained a strong Christian household. She attended Southwestern Christian University, first briefly as a high school sophomore, then later as a full time college student. Rita's uncle, C.H. Williams, many may recall, was a dean and professor at Southwestern for many years. In fact, C.H. Williams, helped found the school along with Oral Roberts, and R.O. Corvin in 1946.

Rita's love for music was always apparent and one evening while at home with her two younger sisters, she asked if they would sing a song with her. Almost miraculously a sound developed very quickly. Younger sister, Vikki took the lead part, the youngest sister, Renee, sang tenor, and Rita was the alto for the group. No lessons, no direction, just three voices united in the closest of harmony, difficult to come by unless the voices are related. The ease and clarity of sound even surprised the sisters.
[Rita Williams Tate; Vikki Williams; Renee Williams Light (of the Light family--relatives of the Muse family)]

Soon, The Williams Sisters were being asked to sing at local youth events, revivals, and conferences. Rita became the spokesperson for the group and developed a unique speaking style, sharing Biblical messages and illustrations, weaving the music into the overall theme. Along with a small band as accompaniment, they began to tour the country performing at church youth camps, conferences, and holding revivals from coast to coast. From the late sixties to mid seventies, The Williams Sisters were traveling and ministering full time. The group's two albums, Introducing … The Williams Sisters and Joy!, produced during that time, are still asked for today.

“It was a wonderful time in our lives. We were privileged to see many young people come to know Christ and we were enjoying the time together, understanding how blessed we were to do something we loved to do,” said Rita.

In 1974, The Williams Sisters were introduced at the National Quartet Convention held in Nashville as “The New Group of the Year.” The honor was part of a program that was the precursor to the current Dove Awards awarded to Christian artists. Thereafter, the sisters would share the stage often with The Oak Ridge Boysthe Stamps QuartetThe Inspirations, and other well-known groups.

As the 1980s approached, marriage and raising families became new priorities and the group no longer toured, but got together periodically for special events through the years. Rita married Dr. Richard Tate, a campus minister, in 1977, and they served on the campus of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri for many years. As Vice President for the school as well as Campus Minister, Richard along with Rita continued to sing together and minister, representing the school and recruiting many students throughout the Midwest. Two children, son, Ryan, and daughter, Trinity, were born while at Bolivar.

The couple moved to the San Diego, California area in 1990 to take their first full time pastorate. It was during this time they began to work on producing a book aimed at helping married couples and families. The material for the book was gleaned from the live seminars and conferences Richard and Rita conducted several times a year. When the family moved back to their Oklahoma roots in 1997 the manuscript was sent to several publishers. Finally, their book 11 Reasons Families Succeed was published. “It's a great tool for dating or married couples, and families experiencing challenges,” Rita explained.

“Richard was serving as the Chief of Staff for Mary Fallin, who is now the Governor of Oklahoma at that time, but we learned so much about the publishing process and marketing books that we became interested in creating our own publishing house. In 2000, our son Ryan graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he was a varsity wrestler for the Sooners and daughter, Trinity, a cheerleader for OU on track to graduate in 2001. Ryan married a beautiful girl and after a brief stint as Area Director for Youth for Christ, Ryan joined us as we finally formed Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC. Ryan was named President of the company and Trinity soon entered the family business as one of our first editors,” Rita continued.
“Trinity is now the Executive Director for Acquisitions. You know, it was as if it happened by itself. I suppose that's how you know it truly is a 'God thing'. We can't take credit for a single thing. When we began to solicit manuscripts the response was overwhelming and from that day to this; the business continues to thrive. We are so grateful. It is God's business, not ours. Everyday we look around, amazed at what God has done in twelve short years. We have over 200 employees, produce wonderful, beautiful books that bless and change people's lives, and are able to give into the kingdom of God because of Tate Publishing's success.”

Rita became involved with Southwestern Christian University upon the family's return to Oklahoma and is now Vice President for the Executive Committee for the Board of Regents and loves the school that gave so much to her when she was a young student. “Southwestern is in my DNA – I have a passion for it's past and it's future. To see the school expanding, building, and becoming a vibrant educational entity is thrilling. You step on that campus once, and you will never be the same. I'm in for a lifetime.”
Rita maintains a busy schedule as always. As Executive Creative Writer for Tate Publishing she is a ghostwriter for the company's celebrity authors. She has written for Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, the niece of Oklahoma's favorite son, Will Rogers, the Selmon brothers--Oklahoma University football greats, along with Joe Washington. She has also written for Nolan Ryan, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and NBA's Karl Malone and many others. She is also active in the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women and directs the Miss Mustang Pageant, a preliminary for the Miss America Pageant.

“Family will always be our highest priority. As years pass, Richard and I realize more and more that time spent with them is the most precious, valuable, and important thing we do. Ryan and Christy have two children, a daughter, Courtney Queen, carrying on the middle name tradition, and son, Will; Trinity and husband, Lee have two beautiful little girls, Sloane and Avery."
“When Hugh approached me about being namedHugh's News Woman of the Year, I was of course, honored, but more than that, I was humbled. I remember as a six year old, on my knees praying the prayer of salvation. I have not been perfect and have made some mistakes along the way, but I always knew God loves me, guides me and favors me in ways I can't fathom. I have been sold out to Him for many years now and He gets credit for anything I have accomplished. As to this newest honor, it reminds me of a Williams Sisters song we used to sing,'It's A Wonderful Feeling!' Love and blessings to all--Rita Williams Tate.
[Editor's commentary: Rita asked me this question: "Hugh, How do you go about selecting the person of the year for Hugh's News?
That is a great question. I am not sure I could tell her or you exactly how it happens. I had a Frenchprofessor at Furman University who enjoyed giving us pop quizzes. We would study diligently, memorize the vocabulary, etc. After all the hard work, he would invariably fail to give us a quiz for which we were primed to do well. How disappointed we all were because we knew we could make good grades if we studied.
We asked him how he decided when to give a text. He said, "It depends on how my liver acts on any given day."
All I can say is that I pray about it all year, starting in January and wait to see how things go, and how God may impress me with the right individual.
As I recall, I first met Rita Williams Tate in 2006 at the Annual Homecoming of Southwestern Christian University, and she and her sisters, the Williams Sisters, sang. Rita spoke, too, and I was impressed with her poise, charisma and ability to connect with those who were in attendance. I saw in Rita a tremendous leadership ability. Shespoke with the anointing of the Holy Spirit that moved the large group that came to sing.
Following that first meeting of Rita, she was asked to be the emcee for the annual reunion singing. She has done it with charm and an appealing demeanor and command of the event. She is well-organized, and the movement of the whole event is carried by the flow of music and introductions of singers with professional precision and poise. She invited Lonnie Rex to be the conductor of the Gospel Singing last November and what a magnificent job he did, along with Betty on the grand piano, Laban West and Randell Drake on the other pianos.
I learned later that Rita and her sisters grew up in the home of a pastor in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Oklahoma. They formed a trio, The Williams Sisters Trio, that traveled all across the west [and the whole country] where they were well received, loved, and greatly appreciated for their anointed and dynamic gospel singing.
It is the opinion of this writer that they were on a par with the Andrew Sisters and the Lennon Sisters who sang on the Lawrence Welk TV Show. They were known as America's Sweethearts. The Williams Sisters Trio were the Sweethearts of the Pentecostal family of churches throughout the west.
Rita Tate is co-founder of Tate Publishing and Enterprises–a Christian based publisher located in Mustang, Oklahoma. She is the author of 12 Battles Every Woman Must Win!, and co-author, with her husband of 11 Reasons Families Succeed.
I have visited the Corporate Offices of Tate Publishers and Enterprises in Mustang, OK, and met with her husband, Dr. Richard Tate, also a remarkable person with enthusiasm, energy, vim and vitality. I would say he has Spizzerinctum.
It is my delight and honor to introduce you to RitaWilliams Tate, the 2012 Hugh's News Woman of the Year.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tate Publishing & Impact Magazine

Recently we were honored to be asked to have a profile in a local magazine that one of the ministries we support puts out quarterly.  The magazine is Impact OKC and is from Youth For Christ.  They feature businesses in our state that have a passion for building the Kingdom and reaching others for Christ.  As many of you know at Tate Publishing we not only the industry leader for authors in publishing, marketing, distribution and publicity, but we have had a desire from day one to make this world a better place and reach lives with God's Word.  As we are approaching Thanksgiving I can't help but think of how grateful we are for what God has blessed us with and allows us to do each day.  Serving authors is for us - a life changing and world altering call.  Each author and every book is an opportunity to see our world changed one reader at a time.  From all of us at Tate Publishing and our family we would like to thank each of you for supporting us, helping us build the Kingdom and choosing us to deliver your books to the world.    We are truly blessed and have been in such need for our Lord's saving grace, that my family and I simply can't see running a business or living our lives in any way other than to deliver what our competitors can't and take God's Word to the World.  We are praying that your Thanksgiving will be one blessed beyond measure and as always if you ever need anything don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.  Here is a link to the magazine article, hope you all enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In Him,

Ryan Tate

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tate Publishing Releases Lee Greenwood's Book!

There is a lot going on and tons of new great authors releasing the last couple of months in all genres across the board.  Wanted you to see some great coverage Lee Greenwood got recently that you are sure to enjoy.  This is perhaps what I love most, that we are taking talented authors that have never written a book and they are making not only America a better place, but our world.    Exciting times, but please make sure if you are publishing a book you actually have marketing support!  Why do all the work of writing a book, and then skip the most important part when it comes to picking a publisher that actually can create opportunities for you.  Be smart, research a lot and remember that even a great book without visibility will usually never have a chance!

Enjoy Lee's interviews!

Lee's FoxNews Interview

I'm still Proud To Be An American!


Ryan Tate

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tate Publishing's Latest New York Times Bestseller

Good afternoon and it is now time I can say "Happy Holidays",

That you for visiting Tate Publishing and there is so much happening right now it is hard to keep up! First, please make sure to check out our latest New York Times Bestseller, "Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid". Tanya and Lawrence have delivered a bestseller that is incredibly well written, this is easily one of the most powerful stories of loss and hope I have ever read. Tanya and Lawrence have appeared on Inside Edition, Dr. Phil Show, and we recently were contacted and told that a future People Magazine article is in the works!

In addition, many of you have noticed and commented our our new website we launched a couple of months ago. Thank you for all your comments and we are glad you like the new look and feel. We are so privileged to work with some of the best authors in the world and I want to encourage each of you to continue to deliver great books that change our world for the better. I can't help but think about how much our society is in need of authors to deliver great content to this generation. Nothing has changed our society more than books! From the Bible to history text books, to great fiction works that challenge us to dream big dreams, if you want to change the world - write a book!

At Tate Publishing we continue to provide the best options we possibly can for authors to succeed. We pride ourselves in striving to be the best and deliver what others can't. There is so much negativity and hate being spewed in the world, it is hard to see through it, but God is in control and he will direct our paths and victory certainly rests with him. Stay focused and don't let anything get you off track, let's change the world one book at a time.


Ryan Tate

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jerry Jenkins Visits Tate Publishing

Good evening,

Today was a wonderful day at Tate Publishing. Jerry Jenkins the author of the "Left Behind" series (fyi he sold over 63,000,000 copies) and the owner of the Christian Writers Guild was here. We have spent the last two days with Jerry and his wonderful wife. Jerry, like Tate Publishing has committed his life to helping mold authors and the next generation of Christian writers.

I think the most wonderful thing is that we all agree that the future of publishing is bright. Authors all over America are writing and they are writing the next great American novel right now as we speak. At Tate Publishing we provide the marketing, distribution, production, publicity and visibility that these authors can't get anywhere else. We are able to take the authors like those that Jerry and the Christian Writers Guild develop and help vault them to success.

I would like to thank Jerry once again on behalf of the entire Tate Publishing family. We look forward to the future and continuing to take authors all over the world to the next level. At Tate Publishing our focus everyday is helping authors succeed.

Who knows, someone reading this right now may be the next big author to change the world. If you don't write and you don't' try you will never know! Let's sell some books!


Ryan Tate

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What An Author Needs in 2011!

As a new year has come I am often asked what it will take for an author to be successful in 2011. The entire publishing industry has gone through so many changes in the last 5 years it is difficult to keep up with it all. From the Kindle to the Ipad and every technology gadget in between people want content faster than ever. While we have always been a leader in the industry when it comes to technology and content many things never change. So once again, when I am asked what is takes for an author to succeed, the answer still remains the same. It takes a great team! That is right, I have been in this industry so long that I see books all the time that succeed and become a bestseller that from a content and quality standpoint are inferior to other books on the market, but the team behind them are far more experienced and offer more.

That is where we focus the most at Tate Publishing. We know that the best thing we can do is work as hard as possible to create opportunities for our authors to succeed. No other publisher offers what we do. From putting each author on national television, marketing, production, editing, design, manufacturing, publicity and more. Tate Publishing sets the standard that others try to compete against. The problem with self-publishing has nothing to do with the self-publisher itself. Self-publishers do one thing, they print books! The problem is that authors often believe that their book is so good or so well written that if they can simply get some copies printed it will take off and everyone will want to purchase it. That is simply a silly thought. Supply doesn't drive demand, just because you print it doesn't mean anyone will buy it! Demand drives demand! At Tate Publishing if we select a manuscript to publish we supply a team to each author. Our authors work with their own editor, designer, typeset designer, marketing and publicity rep. No publisher books more events for their authors than Tate Publishing. We do all of this to make sure that we are providing the best team we possibly can for our authors. So if you are looking for a publisher, remember to ask about what kind of team will be assembled and provided. Will you be able to pick up the phone and call your own marketing representative if you want to have a book signing scheduled or a press release sent? A great team is what we focus on at Tate because we believe that is the environment that creates the best opportunity for an author to succeed.

In a difficult industry you cannot hope and wish that you will be successful. You need to work harder and smarter than your competition and surround yourself with professionals that know what is takes to succeed. I will be praying that you all have a blessed an successful 2011 and as always if you have any questions or need assistance don't hesitate to contact us!


Ryan Tate

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tate Publishing Has A Lot To Be Thankful For!

As Thanksgiving approaches it is always important to take time to think about all we have to be grateful for in our lives. At Tate Publishing we have many blessings and things that we appreciate. I was sitting at my desk working late last night and couldn't stop thinking about how much I appreciate several things at Tate Publishing.

First, is our incredible staff. Through this entire year our staff has grown significantly, but they have become closer and tighter through the growth. Our award winning staff not only love what they do but they are always putting our authors and artists first. I preach in staff meetings that service is key and to make everyone we deal with feel special. I am so proud and blessed to see this through our staff on a daily basis.

Secondly, I am so thankful for our authors. We have seen Tate Publishing authors accomplish more than ever before in this year. We are averaging close to 1,000 events every month in 2010 and our authors have sold more books and had more success than ever before. I believe we have the hardest working authors in the industry and they know that successful books don't happen over night and that success requires a great partnership between them and their publisher. I am so proud of each of you and cannot wait to see what our family of authors accomplish in 2011!

Third, the blessings and growth our authors have achieved in this economy are a miracle. Every-time we turn on the news these days we have to listen to horrible stories about how bad the world is and how high unemployment is and that the economy is spiraling out of control. While there is no doubt that there have been many difficult issues facing our country our staff and authors never looked at any of the circumstances as a problem, but an opportunity to work harder and be smarter. Tate authors have increased the number of niche marketing events and opportunities through our marketing department at an incredible rate. If in store sales weren't going well for an author our staff quickly looked for new opportunities. No other publisher works harder to help and create these opportunities and I am so grateful that our authors never go it alone in this incredibly competitive industry.

Fourth, is our bookstore and distributor relationships. For many publishers they are being cut back and told to take their books and go home by the largest retailers and distributors. We have built over the last decade wonderful relationships with Borders, Barnes and Noble, Ingram and every other large chains as well as small bookstores. I would like to thank each of you for your support of our authors and the opportunities you provide us with every day. We don't take it lightly and we are very thankful.

Finally, my family and God! I spend everyday working hard to make sure that Tate Publishing will be the best opportunity for any author. I believe we have accomplished that and we will continue to offer more and more. In the last year alone we started putting every Tate author on national television. Tate authors have had their book commercials seen by over 300 million viewers! No other publisher does more. My passion for our authors is something that my family has been instrumental in supporting. I am so grateful that my girls at home have made it possible for Dad to work long hours and travel often as we serve our author family and the publishing industry. I could not be more blessed and I thank God for you everyday! God has blessed us with amazing opportunities to share our books with the world and help change peoples lives. I never take that responsibility or opportunity lightly.

I can think of so many more things, but I am afraid that list will go on and on! Thank you to everyone who has made this year a success and been a part of the Tate Publishing family. I consider myself so blessed.


Ryan Tate

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tate Publishing Update

Good afternoon. There is so much happening at Tate Publishing it is hard to start. As most of you know Tate Publishing is the leader in the publishing industry. No publisher can match our marketing, production, distribution and promotion for authors. We push ourselves everyday to be the best. In March we launched a new television campaign for our authors and artists. Since the launch Tate authors have had over 12K commercials air nationwide on the largest networks. Our authors have reached into the homes of 100's of millions of viewers with these commercials. No one supports or promotes their authors like Tate, I am so proud of our author family and their success. It is their great books that continue to help set the benchmark for our industry.

We were also blessed to be one of the first publishers contacted by Apple, Inc. to start releasing content to Apple inc., for the popular Ipad devices. These devices use the ePub format that creates wonderful opportunities for readers to actually interact with a book across their digital platform. It is truly an exciting time to be a published author.

As always we look forward to helping and serving you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know. Please continue to keep your eye on Tate as we strive to continue to be the best. Also don't forget to follow Tate Publishing on our twitter account. We are constantly holding different contests with great prizes as well as updating followers with real time news and updates.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Ryan Tate

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NBA Team Joins Tate Publishing Family!

Good afternoon and thanks again for visiting my blog to find out about all of the exciting new opportunities at Tate Publishing. Since I last wrote we have had so many things happen. From new magazine launches to the incredible response and success our author's nationwide television commercials are receiving, it is a busy and wonderful time to be a part of the Tate Publishing family.

Many of you are first-time authors and looking for a home for your life's work. I want to encourage you to search out every option and compare them head to head. If your manuscript is accepted by Tate Publishing I believe you are being offered the best publishing opportunity in America. From editing and design to marketing, distribution and layout, we are the best and no one can compete or even offers what Tate Publishing brings to the table.

It is this very level of service and success that brought a National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Oklahoma City Thunder to Tate Publishing. This summer we will be releasing several children's books for the team and for their team children's associations telling the stories of the team, their mascot and history. The same level of writing, illustration, design, marketing, distribution and promotion that the NBA require is what is the daily expectation for us and our authors. That is the Tate way!

To succeed you need great partners in the publishing industry. We are excited about the opportunities to partner with authors and organizations across the globe.

As always feel free to contact our offices or me directly if you have any questions and know that we will be praying for your success. We look forward to talking with you soon!


Ryan Tate

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TV Commercials Bringing Great Exposure To Tate Publishing Authors

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the new television commercials Tate Publishing is running on our author's books. When we launched these television commercial campaigns we were excited. However, the results and exposure has far exceeded our expectations.

Tate Publishing is the only publisher in America that provides this level of commitment and service to their authors. We are so excited that we have created the premier publisher for authors with accepted manuscripts. From design, editing and layout to marketing, distribution and manufacturing, Tate Publishing authors are experiencing incredible success and providing the industry with the highest quality of content. The television commercials were the latest publicity opportunity and has proved to be a great one for our authors.

Since launching the campaigns Tate Publishing and our author family have already reached nearly 145,000,000 million viewers. That is right, 145 million viewers have watched our commercials and the buzz is incredible. This type of support and exposure is exactly what it takes for authors to be successful and set themselves apart. I am so proud to be part of a company that is forward thinking and continues to put authors first.

These are very exciting times and I will keep the reports coming and thanks for reading!


Ryan Tate

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tate Publishing Announces Television Commercials For Author Family

As we begin another year we are all very excited at Tate Publishing!  2009 was one of the most successful years in the history of Tate Publishing and 2010 is positioned to exceed that.  While most of the publishing industry was in turmoil and marked by financial pain and job loss.  Tate Publishing increased our market share and watched authors succeed like never before.

While 2009 brought many famous authors to Tate Publishing like Kenny Rogers and even American Idol song winner Reggie Hamm, I am the most proud that our first-time or previously unknown authors showed  unprecedented success.  As an author it is always important to have a publisher that can truly partner with you and help you succeed in a very difficult marketplace.  That is exactly what we accomplish everyday at Tate Publishing.

We pride ourselves in providing more products, services, distribution and publicity than any other publisher in the industry, especially for first-time authors.  We will never forget that to be a successful author, you must have a powerful publisher that can partner with you to truly succeed.  We have always provided this level of service and experience, but we constantly are looking for new ways to expand and help our authors accomplish even more.  In this same spirit we are pleased to announce that we have once again pushed the envelope and are now able to provide nationwide commercials on over 150 different networks for our authors.

Visibility is one of the most important things an author needs.  Visibility is key to sales and with the addition of television commercials to our marketing and publicity plans, we put Tate authors on a completely different level than anyone else.

Starting in January we will begin airing  :30 second commercials of our published titles.  These commercials will play nationwide on the largest networks.  We are so excited that we can provide this opportunity and we have committed to make a huge investment in our authors.  

2010 will be another great year at Tate Publishing and make sure you drop us a note when you see Tate Published authors on your television this year!!!

Have a wonderful year and God Bless,

Ryan Tate

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kenny Rogers, Neal McCoy and 3D Children's Books all Make it to Tate Publishing

This is always my favorite time of the year.  Especially with small children at home what an exciting time.  I pray that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that this Christmas and New Year will be the best ever.

It has also been a very exciting time at Tate Publishing last month.  We were blessed by visits from two wonderful artists that are in negotiations to produce and release new books.  Both Kenny Rogers and Neal McCoy were here to begin the process of releasing their books to the marketplace.  These were both two of the finest people and have incredible stories that will truly continue to change the world.  On December 12th of this year there will be a Christmas special on the Hallmark channel called, "Christmas in Cannan".  This movie is a screenplay written from Kenny Rogers book with the same title and has a great cast and of course a wonderful story.  You will want to get the book as well!!!  We are excited to have these individuals in our family.

In addition, we are pleased to announce a new feature for our children's books.  We are going to begin to produce and release our books in 3-D!  We have always worked hard to deliver products, services and distribution that you can't get anywhere else at Tate Publishing.  This is our latest effort at continuing to extend the gap and stay ahead of everyone else.  As an author you need every advantage you can get and the 3-D feature certainly delivers.  Regardless of your books content, when the images and characters can come alive and literally "jump" off the page, your readers will never forget.  Each book will come with a pair of 3-D glasses and audiobook versions making it the best entertainment buy possible for a book.  These features will make our family of authors books stand out in a crowded market and deliver a wonderful experience for every reader.  

I want to thank our incredible staff for making these opportunities a reality and their countless hours of development.  I consider it a true blessing to work with each of you everyday!  

Once again, we are praying that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and as always, if you have any questions please feel free to send them my way or contact us at the office.

In Him,

Ryan Tate

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tate Publishing - Never Settle For Second Best

I am often asked how it is that we have built a publishing house from nothing almost a decade ago and built it to the size and market share that Tate Publishing experiences today.  For us the answer is obvious.  Be The Best!!!   In the 90's my family and I had a desire to create a publishing company that put the author first, helped first-time authors experience traditional or large publishing production and distribution, but most importantly was looked to as the best.   We spent years looking at every publishing option there was in the world and began to develop a model and company that incorporated all of the best parts of the publishing industry and mixed in a lot of creativity and hard work.

Today I am proud of what our authors and staff have built.  Tate Publishing is one of the largest publishers in the world and has the production, distribution, marketing and publicity that leads the industry for our authors.  None of this was just luck, all of it was God's provision and a resolve to never give up.   Our authors are amazing, talented and extremely hard working folks that share our same passion to work hard and succeed.  We are leaders in every major category in the industry and will continue to press forward and push to stay on top and provide services, product, distribution and publicity that sets our authors apart in this incredibly competitive industry.  

They say that imitation is one of the greatest forms of flattery.  If that is true, then we certainly are flattered.  As we watch competitors or other publishing houses try to compete it never ceases to amaze me that people will try to imitate what we do at Tate Publishing for authors.  The problem is that others in this industry can only talk a good game.  It is important that you do your research as an author when searching for a publisher.  Many new companies have come  and gone in the past decade and self-publishers seem to be everywhere now.  Be careful and don't fall for tricks or promises that aren't in writing.  My favorite is publishers that tell you if you sign with them or if you pay them to be published they will give your book to larger publishers to see if they want to sign you in the future.  There is even a large traditional publisher that started a self-publishing company to try and get authors to feel like they will someday be hanging out with Beth Moore or Mark Victor Hansen if there book does well.  Why would any author settle?  Go for the best!  

Tate Publishing is a large publisher that delivers what no one else does.  We are selective and can only sign around 3% of the manuscripts submitted to us, but when you become a member of the Tate Publishing family you truly join the elite.  It is funny, authors always ask me at conferences or even CEO's of other publishing houses what we guarantee or what can I promise an author.  Besides the fact that we offer more services, true-distribution, publicity and marketing in our contract, there is a quality that sets us apart.  HARD WORK!  There is no substitute, we enter into a true partnership with our authors and fight beside them.  If an authors call us and wants more or is even frustrated that an event or a book signing didn't go well, we take it to the next level.  We are always eager to look into new niche markets, and fight for success.  We have never believed in luck, only hard work, planning and preparation.  That is the difference.  Authors should never be a number, I hate that self-publishers just sell services, list books for sell and don't care whether an author succeeds or not.  As an author what do you do, who do you call in that publishing situation?  As a Tate Publishing author you call us, your publishing home and we will work to fix your problem, set-up new events, promote an opportunity and sell your book.  We believe in our authors and want our authors to believe in their partnership with our publishing house.

Authors deserve the best opportunities possible, without authors there would be no books.  We are a publishing house birthed from authors that wanted to make a difference for authors.  That is how it should be.  

As always thank you for reading and if you have any questions or need anything at all please fell free to contact us or send you questions my way.

Have a blessed week!

In Him,

Ryan Tate

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tate Publishing Increases Market Share and Opens New Facilities

It is the beginning of a new month and a wonderful time to be in the book publishing industry.  I could not be more proud of the incredible authors, artists and staff we have at Tate Publishing.  While most publishers in the industry struggle to make ends meet, our authors are selling great and holding more events then ever.  I am perhaps the proudest that our staff and author pool know the difference hard work makes.  

Educated and experienced business people will be the first to tell you that supply never drives or creates demand.  Many authors or artists think that if a publisher will just print a million copies and put them everywhere people will buy them.  That is silly!  Our philosophy is that we must create demand first and then the product will sell.  The Tate Publishing marketing staff is second to none and the best in the business at gaining visibility and setting up events for our authors.  Authors that want to be successful understand that they must have a publisher that can market and partner with them to have the best opportunity for success.  That is why self-publishing is not always a good option for authors that want to truly succeed and sell books in one of the most competitive markets in the world.  You can see why I am so proud of our people and the family of Tate authors!

In addition to the successes in the marketing department and book sales, I am also excited to announce that we have opened up a new 8,000 square foot production facility.  As Tate Publishing continues to add and provide additional services and opportunities to our authors, our need for space and offices for our staff continues to grow as well.  This month will be the first full month that our production staff will be in the new facilities and we couldn't be more excited.  

The new offices include lounge and kitchen areas for our authors and artists when they are visiting.  A brand new state of the art studio, illustration rooms, conference rooms and huge production floors for our editors, graphic artists, multi-media department and producers.  If you haven't been out to visit the Tate Publishing campus please call and schedule a time to come out and visit.  We would love to have you.

As always if you have any questions please feel free to send them my way and we are praying for you and your success!


Ryan Tate

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tate Publishing Signs American Idol Song Winner To Book and Music Deal




Plans for immediate single release to CCM radio and appearance at Kansas City’s

“Rock The Light” festival this weekend

NASHVILLE, September 2, 2009 – Hit singer/songwriter/producer Regie Hamm scored his biggest hit this year with the solo-written, 16-week No. 1 song “Time of My Life” for American Idol’s David Cook, and today he has signed a combined book and record deal with the Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group.

The announcement will be made formal with Hamm’s appearances this weekend at Kansas City’s “Rock The Light” festival. Tate Music Group plans an immediate single release to CCM radio, followed by a CD release and book detailing his inspirational story.

The book tells the story of Hamm’s adoption of an orphaned Chinese girl and the life-changing events surrounding it, including composing the hit song, “Time of My Life,” which was inspired by his emotional journey these past six years.

With 21 No. 1 songs to his credit as a songwriter, and a Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit as an artist, Hamm is well-poised for the single release to CCM radio. The single will be followed by the book, as well as a 20-song CD, tentatively called “Full Circle.” The project will include nine No. 1 songs written by Hamm, and eleven new originals. Hamm says the 20-song project is truly about his life and his journey.

“You can’t see the circle while you’re making it,” Hamm said. “Only special moments can allow you to see all of it: China… babies… songs… music… dreams… success… happiness. They all mean different things to me because of what I have been through. Any plan I could’ve developed would never have been as beautiful and unexpected. This one was divine.”

Tate Publishing, based in Oklahoma City, was founded in 2001 and has become one of the fastest growing publishing companies in the nation. They recently expanded to include record label Tate Music Group, and are distributed nationwide through Universal and Ingram.

President and CEO Ryan Tate said, “Tate Music Group is excited to partner with such a talented artist in Regie Hamm. We’re looking forward to making this venture a success for all.”


Contact: Bryan Norris, Key Marketing Group, 877-727-0697,

Ed Nash, Rutledge Nash 615.751.9977

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tate Publishing - Just Returned From New York

I have just returned back from New York City and had to blog about how proud I am of the incredible work our authors and staff are accomplishing.  This week was a planning retreat for the upcoming year with all of our high level executive staff members.  These individuals are the directors of all of our departments, manufacturing divisions, marketing and public relations firms.  From Senior Editors to Executive VP's, we meet to plan and discuss how to continue to grow and serve the publishing and music industries.

While most publishers and music labels are suffering and having to take huge action to stay in business, we are expanding.  Our sales have increased, our exposure and Tate sponsored and promoted events have nearly doubled in the last year.  This is a result of talented authors and what we believe is the best staff in the industry.  Our model and the partnership we provide is proven and has changed this entire industry over the past decade.   When we select an author or artist work, success is possible with great production, editing and design when mixed with our top of the line marketing, promotion and public relations divisions.   You must have this type of partnership as an author to even have a chance.  

While in New York we took a break to head over to the Barnes and Noble corporate offices to meet with our large press buyer.  She is a delightful lady and her support, hard work and belief in the industry and our company are absolutely priceless.  While this type of relationship and support is a result of many years and the success of our product line, it is also a result of the great staff and buyers at Barnes & Noble.  These individuals demand great product and great books that have a publisher with a vision and fantastic marketing plans to help each title succeed and have the best opportunities possible to be seen and sold.  These relationships are a true blessing and a great call for us to continue to deliver products, services and marketing that is second to none for our authors.

This week proved to be an exciting time of developing future vision and placing an emphasis on continuing to lead in every major category.  Over the course of this year you will see many new products and promotions launched as a result of this productive time, once again continuing with our mission to add to our already extensive and industry leading services, products, marketing and distribution.  

I want to say thank you to all of the executives that were there and continue to serve our authors and staff every day to continue to be the best.  Your passion and willingness to never accept failure as an option inspires us all.


Ryan Tate 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tate Publishing - I-Phone Applications For Authors and Artists

It is a beautiful day in Oklahoma this morning and we are going to have yet another 100 plus degree day!!!  

I am excited to announce that we have just finished the programming and production of our new I-Phone applications.  Everything has been submitted and approved by Apple and we are really happy to once again offer this service and exposure to our authors and artists.  

The applications are titled "GottaKnow" and these applications are specific for each author or artist.  So if your book was titled, "The Best Book Ever" your I-Phone application will be, "GottaKnow The Best Book Ever", and will be an interactive opportunity for fans and followers to connect with their favorite Tate author or artist.

The I-Phone applications will include links to purchase the books and music cd's, links to upcoming events pages, blogs and personal info that comes straight from the authors and artists themselves giving their fans and readers an incredible opportunity to get to know them on a more personal level.   These applications will offer free samples to read and listen to as well as an images section to see "behind the scenes" as their favorite author or artist created their respective masterpiece! 

No one else in the industry offers these services and once again keeps Tate Publishing ahead of everyone else.  We will be releasing a new application for every title and music cd we release and believe that this added exposure will be a huge benefit to our product lines and serve our authors at a level never before seen in the publishing industry.  

This is a very exciting time and we couldn't be happier to continue to lead the industry in serving our authors and artists and delivering content and quality with more success than anyone else.  Please send your questions our way and I will post some links to the applications as we launch them this month.   

Have a blessed day,

Ryan Tate

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tate Publishing - Book Marketing Is The Key To Success

Good afternoon and thank you for checking in once again on my blog and the great things happening at Tate Publishing.  I am often asked what makes a successful book and how can Tate Publishing help.  While there are certainly many elements that play a role, there is of course only one major role that everything boils down to, that is marketing!

Tate Publishing provides services and products that no other publisher can and designs, edits and manufactures some of the best product released in the publishing industry, but that is not nearly enough.  The key is marketing.  As an author you must make sure that your publisher has a long distribution reach that can get your book everywhere necessary for it to succeed.  Not just listed on a website!

I am very proud of our marketing department and the many publicity and PR firms that represent Tate Publishing titles.  We are one of the top selling publishers in America and set up and create more events, book signings and promotional engagements than any one else, helping Tate authors an books succeed.  Remember, at Tate Publishing we market and promote the book for the life of the project, and we promote and market and distribute on your behalf and in partnership with our authors.  The danger of small publishers and self-publishers is that authors must do everything on their own and take all of the risk and burden, we do not believe that serves a serious author's needs.  You need a great marketing partner.  

In the last quarter alone Tate authors have appeared and been promoted on ABC's Nightline, MSNBC, Fox News, and hundreds of other news, print and radio channels.  These are the opportunities and situations a successful author needs from their publisher.  

While many claim they can produce books, very few actually have the resources, staff, distribution or marketing departments to truly help authors succeed, that is what makes Tate Publishing a special place.  

We have always been a publishing family that believes in working hard to help authors succeed, that is why we must be very picky in regards to the books and authors we will sign, but in the end we know that great marketing is the best recipe for success.  

As always please contact us if you have any questions or send them directly to me.  Have a great day and thanks for reading!


Ryan Tate

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tate Publishing Embraces The Kindle!

Good afternoon and thanks for checking in on my blog.  Today I wanted to talk about the product offered by Amazon for reading books, the Kindle.   The cover of Fortune this month discusses this new gadget.   The Kindle is an electronic readers that you can read books, newspapers, any PDF and several other formats on much like a book, you just never throw it away.  Some claim this will be as big a hit as the Apple IPod while other think it will never take off.  

At Tate Publishing we believe in delivering our authors content as many ways as possible to provide any customer the opportunity to purchase or read.  Tate Publishing is the leader in the publishing industry in regards to the product mix we offer of our titles.  No one comes close! We release our titles as paperback, hardback, audiobooks, e-books, Kindle friendly e-books, and even I-Phone applications while making all of these formats available as many places as possible to serve our authors and the customers shopping for books.  

We embrace all types of technology and want to make sure that we are delivering content across every possible application or channel.  Once again, this sets Tate Publishing apart, but also is the focus of who we are as a publisher.  We provide the marketplace with relevant content and promote our content better than anyone else.  While we don't know whether the Amazon Kindle will be the next I-Pod, I can guarantee you that Tate Publishing will deliver Kindle versions for purchase.  

It is exciting when new technology becomes available, it causes everyone to have to make sure they are properly structured and aligned to deliver customer satisfaction, but we are proud to be ahead of the curve at Tate Publishing.  If you have any questions please feel free to send them my way and have a blessed day!


Ryan Tate

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tate Publishing To Release I-Phone Applications

Good afternoon, it is the beginning of a new month and a perfect time to announce a new feature that Tate Publishing authors will soon have access to.  Tate Publishing has always been a leader in the publishing industry.  We offer more opportunities, services and distribution than any other publisher.  While most would be content with this position, we never are.  We want to always press to deliver more for our authors and the publishing industry and continue to distance ourselves from everyone else.  This desire has led to yet another feature that our authors will benefit from, I-Phone applications!

Within the next month or two these new application will begin to release and we intend to make these a standard part of every book we release at Tate Publishing.  These applications can be used on computers and I-Phones that will allow the user to connect directly to the author, read blogs and stories about the authors books and their motivation behind the creation of the books.  In addition, these applications will link the users to the online store to purchase the electronic versions as well as allow us to connect with the authors fans to supply them with information about new releases or new features available to them as well as local events they can attend.  

Once again, no one else and no other publisher is offering these services and we are creating an environment where Tate authors can continue to outperform everyone else in the marketplace.  I will continue to keep you up to date and post some of the initial applications here once they release in the near future.  As always,if you have any questions please shoot them our way and have a blessed week!


Ryan Tate

Friday, May 15, 2009

Congratulations to Tate Publishing Staff

Last night was the banquet for the state of Oklahoma's Best Places To Work Winners.  For the second year in a row Tate Publishing has been one of these prestigious winners and I am so proud of the entire staff.  Any successful organization is a reflection of a wonderful staff and their leadership.  Tate Publishing has the best of the best and I am very excited and pleased with this most recent award.  

The Tate Publishing staff has been called to provided the best level of services, products and distribution to the publishing industry and have accomplished more than anyone else in our industry  year in and year out.  Once again, thank you on behalf of our authors, executive staff, vendors and distributors for continuing to achieve and serve at the highest levels!

Great job,

Ryan Tate

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Publishing and Marathons?

Good afternoon, it is raining in Oklahoma this morning, but things are beautiful on the publishing front.  Last week I was in Nashville for the Gospel Music Association and the Dove Awards.  It was an amazing time and I had the opportunity to talk with the leaders in both publishing and music as we discussed the future of both industries.  The overall theme seems to be that people are looking for a different way to do business and stay profitable in this new economic environment.  I found myself sitting with many of these music label and publishing company leaders thinking, "Wow, thank you Lord that isn't us!"  Tate Publishing is continuing to experience fantastic growth, we are offering more services, products, and better distribution than anyone else, and our authors are more successful.  While this is a huge blessing, it is also not luck or an accident.  We have decided to offer the best products and services to the marketplace and work harder than anyone else.  Period!

When I returned from Nashville last Saturday I had to wake up early the next morning to run in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in honor of the victims lost in the Oklahoma City bombing.  As any one who has run any long distance knows, when you are running for 26.2 miles you are going to have a lot of time on your hands to think.  As the miles rolled by my thoughts were constantly on why Tate Publishing is so different.  We set out many years ago to be different, to truly create an environment where authors were put first and given the best opportunity, service, products and distribution possible to help them succeed.  Today, all of these elements are realities and the reasons for our publishing house as well as our authors success.  However, you can have all the plans and desire in the world, but if you are missing one key ingredient you will never accomplish anything.  As I was running this point became more and more relevant as the race wore on, you must work hard.  I have often talked with our acquisition department to make sure that every author understood that the one guarantee I can always give on top of our contractual obligations is that we will work harder than anybody else. 

I believe God honors hard work, and if you will poor yourself into something, not be distracted by the negative people or the failures you have experienced and never give up, there is truly nothing that can't be accomplished.  As I ran I continued to realize that this is truly at the heart of who Tate Publishing is, we will work harder than anyone else and never give up.  While we offer more services and products and are on top of every major measurable category in our industry none of that is possible or means anything if you can't put forth the effort to succeed.  At Tate Publishing I get to wake up and lead a group of individuals who desire to work as hard as they possibly can for their authors.  Whether it is cover design, layout, illustrations, video trailers, editing, marketing, or even all the way down the corporate ladder to shipping an receiving, Tate authors are treated different and served by a staff eager to see them succeed and willing to put forth the effort. 

By the end of the race I was elated to simply be done running, but even more I couldn't wait to get the office Monday morning and work!

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions feel free to send them my way!

Ryan Tate 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Football Legend Joe Washington Signs Book Deal With Tate Publishing

We are all very excited at Tate Publishing to welcome our newest author to the Tate Publishing family.  Joe Washington is one of the greatest football players in the history of the sport.  He is in the College Football Hall of Fame as an Oklahoma Sooner, he played on two super bowl teams with the Washington Redskins as well as in two pro-bowls and was the leading rusher and receiver in the NFL in 1979.   Perhaps his most significant performance was on Monday Night Football in the 1979 season.  Many claim this to be the best Monday night football performance of all time.  On September  18 while playing for the Indianapolis Colts, Joe Washington's team played against the Patriots.  Joe was involved in scoring the teams final three touchdowns  to eventually lead the Colts to a fourth quarter victory.  Late in the game Joe returned the final kick-off 96 yards for the winning touchdown, putting the Colts up 34-27 over the patriots.  Joe Washington, rushed, received, passed and returned a kick-off all for touchdowns in this memorable night. 

Perhaps more impressive is the incredible person Joe Washington is and the humbleness that he possesses.   Joe wants to give back to the world and help other all across our country succeed in all areas of life.  Joe will bring a fresh approach that will resinate with readers of very diverse backgrounds and help them to apply simple truths he has learned to help them succeed and accomplish their goals in life.  

Tate Publishing has always boasted one of the best author pools with the highest levels of success and performance in the publishing industry.  Joe Washington is of the high caliber author we are proud to publish and represent on a daily basis.  For more information check back in frequently or contact our offices. 

Once again, Joe will benefit from marketing, promotion and production that is second to none giving him the Tate experience that gives our authors the advantage in today's marketplace.  Congratulations to Joe and once again, welcome to the family!

Ryan Tate

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tate Publishing Staff - Leaders in the Book Publishing Industry

As you all well know success is never possible alone.  Especially not in the publishing industry.  To truly succeed in life and publishing, you need a great team.  At Tate Publishing we have put together that very team for our authors.  The success and growth we are having at Tate Publishing is a direct result of the talented staff we employee and assign to partner with our authors.  While other publishers are cutting back, firing staff and selling fewer books, we are growing and selling more than ever.  As the President and CEO there is nothing more wonderful than a staff that never quits, sees challenges as opportunities and serves our authors and vendors everyday.  

It is this very quality that makes it possible for us to succeed.  We were so pleased to find out that once again Tate Publishing has been named one of the best places to work in the State of Oklahoma.  In these economic times it is a huge privilege and honor.  I am not exaggerating when I say that Tate Publishing authors and vendors truly get to work with one of the most talented staffs in the industry.  Most publishers outsource and farm out their work because it is cheaper.  We have always had the feeling here that quality and service is more costly, but if you want to lead an industry and succeed you need to make the extra investment in the staff to see the results that are desirable.  We handle ever element of production in house and are able to produce results faster and better than anyone else.  

Once again I couldn't be prouder of this most recent accomplishment and we are looking forward to another incredible year.

As always feel free to send your questions my way and have a blessed week!

Ryan Tate

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tate Publishing - No Comparison

Good afternoon, well our events and broadcasts last week went flawlessly and thank you to everyone who tuned in for the show.  It was a huge success!

I have been really excited about writing this week and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts about the publishing industry in general.  Tate Publishing offers more services, distribution, and products than any publisher in the industry.  That is something we take pride in and is part of our mission to deliver a publishing opportunity that is second to none and creates the greatest opportunity for our authors and titles success.  

We are a leader in sales and in production quality and services.  No one else comes close!  We are constantly looking at other publishers, retail establishments and the industry to look for new ways to promote, distribute and publicize our authors and books, as well as new products to offer.

We spend a lot of time in meetings just looking for new ways to help our authors succeed and out sell the competition.  As a result of our success we have many other publishers that become very frustrated that they can't compete and that our authors are simply more successful.  I was just chatting with one of our authors this morning who was talking with a print on demand company before she had been accepted by Tate Publishing for a traditional publishing contract and it was incredible what people will say and do to try and get an author to spend money with them.  Our author just keept saying that other publishers could only tell her that they didn't know how we do it and that in some cases it just doesn't seem possible.  

Then it hit me!  That is the Tate Publishing difference!  Everyone else thinks things are impossible, when we look at everything as possible.  We hold more events, are in the top ten for sales in books, deliver more products and better service and help more unknown or first-time authors succeed than anyone else.  Accomplishing the impossible is our calling, it is who we are.  At Tate Publishing we wake up every morning and work harder than anyone else to see our authors, titles and this publishing house succeed.  

We not only consider our work a blessing, but to serve authors and have the opportunity to see lives changed and entertained by our products is amazing.  Tate Publishing was founded to be a publishing house that partnered with authors and created the best environment for their success and profitability.  We love the challenge and have seen great success from an unselfish vision for our authors in this incredibly competitive industry.  While it is frustrating to compete with and to many may seem impossible, at Tate Publishing, the challenge is what we live for and who we are, and nothing is impossible.  Our track record and history speaks for itself!  

As always thank you so much for reading and please, if you have any questions don't hesitate to send them our way.  It is almost royalty time again at Tate Publishing and checks will mail out next month and it is looking to be another record setting quarter.  

Thanks again and God Bless,

Ryan Tate

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tate Publishing, Music and Thomas Nelson

Good afternoon and thanks for taking a moment to check up on Tate Publishing.  It is very busy around our offices today.  Tonight is the premier and TV debut or our newest addition to Tate Publishing, our new music label Tate Music Group's Artist of the Year Competition.  Most people don't know that Tate Publishing has a music division, but we do and it has been every bit as successful as our publishing house.  Tonight 5 artists are battling for artist of the year and $20,000.00 in cash and many other prizes.  We have judges from Universal Records, New Day Distributors and even the world famous impresario Jim Halsley!  Please watch the show or catch the live stream of it on our music label's website at, coverage starts at 7PM CST.  

On the publishing front we just received world that Thomas Nelson Publishers is following in Tate Publishing footsteps and going to offer products and books that include audio downloads and e-book downloads for one price.  This is a result of the success our titles are having and the incredible growth of our product line and proves once again, that Tate Publishing delivers products, services and distribution that can't be found anywhere else.  The famous quote reads that "imitation is the greatest form of flattery" and we couldn't agree more.  

At Tate Pubishing every title released has an eLive feature that basically means when you purchase a book with the eLive logo, you have just purchased and entire digital entertainment package that includes the book, audiobook and e-book all for the same price!  For others to follow us and see the value of offering titles with these options not only excites us, but validates all of our efforts.  We are all very excited and proud.  

Once again, thank you for reading and try to catch the broadcast tonight if you can, but as always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to shoot them my way!


Ryan Tate

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tate Publishing, Lead and Achieve - The American Dream

Good afternoon and thank you for visiting my blog.  It is a beautiful Tuesday morning in Oklahoma today.  Yesterday was a very large company wide staff meeting for our company where I get the opportunity to address our entire staff.  I always love these meetings and yesterdays was a special one.

As I was addressing the staff I was talking with them about the state of the economy, and what I expect from them as Tate Publishing team members.  While we are doing better than ever at Tate Publishing and all of our numbers and sales volumes are on the rise, it is very easy to become frustrated by what is happening in the world around us.  I encouraged our staff to remember that the American Dream isn't a government hand out or a legislative policy that will take care of you for life.  Whether you are republican or democrat we all can agree that if you are waiting on or expect the government to save you, it will NEVER happen.  The American Dream is the very opportunity to work yourself to success, the American Dream is the chance to use your efforts to succeed and provide for your family.  At Tate Publishing we believe in America and the spirit of Americans and we believe and see everyday that the American Dream is alive.

Yesterday I encouraged our staff to remember that our success is not a result of a handout, our success is the result of hard work, dedication and the very fact that failure is never an option.  We believe that we are helping our authors achieve and reach their goal and accomplish their dream everyday with successful books.  We would never take this lightly and have had a conviction to offer opportunities that authors could never find anywhere else and a work ethic to see our books and authors succeed that no other company can compare to.  

It is our desire to constantly press ourselves to become better everyday and find new ways to promote, serve, and assist our titles and authors to succeed.  I am so proud of the spirit of accomplishment and determination that I see in the faces our our staff.  I truly believe that a Tate author is working with the most talented staff in the industry and a group of individuals that never give up.  That is the spirit of success, the spirit of America and the fuel behind the American Dream.

As a leader in the publishing industry it is easy to sit back, relax and enjoy success, but that will never be us.  We desire to daily achieve and pursue new heights and excellence everyday.  We are making huge investments to grow our facilities and our staff and have just added new products to our line that once again no other publisher can offer.  That is just who we are!  I believe that a spirit that can't be broken and a resolve to work hard no matter what the situation is a huge key to success in any industry or for the American people, that is what we expect around here!

I am praying for all of you and please if you ever have any questions don't hesitate to send them my way!

Thanks for reading,

Ryan Tate