Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tate Publishing - Best Year on Record

It is Thursday afternoon and very cold at the Tate Publishing campus in Oklahoma today.  Christmas is just around the corner and we just held our annual Tate Publishing Christmas party Tuesday night.  This was a wonderful time of celebration, but also gives me the opportunity every year to share a "State of Tate" speech that outlines the successes of our recent year and the vision we have for the upcoming year.

I was so pleased to be able to report to our staff, authors, vendors and distributors that Tate Publishing has registered the best year in our history.  While most in our industry are struggling Tate Publishing is growing.  Our authors are outselling the competition and our books are succeeding in an incredible and diverse market mix.   I wanted to share some of the amazing accomplishments we have had over the past year:

*According to our distributor - 
1.  Tate Publishing is the fastest growing publisher in the industry and has been over the past three years.*
2.  We have finished 2008 as the 15th largest publisher by sales volume and are projected to be in the top 10 in 2009.*
3.  Named one of the Best Places to Work In Oklahoma (2nd place overall in the entire state).
4.  Two-time Chamber of Commerce Business of the year with back to back top finishes in 2007 & 2008.
5.  In 2008 Tate Publishing authors and artist participated in 24,336 events.
6.  Successful launch of the new Tate Publishing music division, Tate Music Group

Perhaps the biggest success story for 2008 is the continued giving of our resources both personally and financially to ministries and other needs throughout our nation and state.  As many of you know Tate Publishing is a company that has a clear purpose.  We want to build the Kingdom of God.  By delivering authors and artists the best services, products and distribution possible we have created a successful business to give into the kingdom.  As a Tate author you can take pride in the fact that with every success you have you are helping to give to help ministries and other non-profit organizations help thousands of people each year.  In 2008, due to the success of Tate Publishing and our authors we were able to give like never before.  Here are just a few examples:

1.  Partnered with over 206 churches.
2.  Built 108 new church youth rooms.
3.  Paid for over 2,800 middle school and high school students to attend bible camp
4.  Sponsored events that 6,720 people dedicated their live to follow Christ!
5.  Provided funds for the start of two new churches that are succeeding in downtown Oklahoma City.

These are the types of opportunities that we treasure at Tate Publishing and every author and artist should rejoice in the fact that they have played a vital role in this giving.  As we close the chapter on 2008 we have a bold plan to continue growth and success and the creation of opportunities for Tate Published authors that is second to none.  

I want to thank all of you for a wonderful year and know that we pray as a staff at Tate Publishing for your success often and we are praying that 2009 will be the most successful, rewarding and blessed year of your life.  As always, contact us with any questions and have a wonderful Christmas!

Ryan Tate

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tate Publishing Sales Report

Good afternoon and Happy Holidays to all! Christmas is right around the corner and we are all very excited about the new year at Tate Publishing. I wanted to post the letter we just received from Key Marketing Group Communications about our sales results over the past several years. We are very proud of all of our staff, authors and vendors for such incredible and unparalleled success.


- Ryan Tate

Key to Your Publishing Success

Tate Publishing & Enterprises
127 East Trade Center Terrace
Mustang, OK 73064

Dear Ryan,

I wanted to personally inform you and congratulate you on the unparalleled success we have experienced together over the last five years of service with Tate Publishing.

After a recent survey and study of our past three years of sales with Ingram Book Co, we have determined that our sales rate and growth percentage have been second to none.

According to our records and correspondence with our buyer at Ingram, Tate Publishing is one of the ‘fastest’ growing publishers she currently is working with. Over the last three years, Tate Publishing has grown at an unbelievable rate of over 100% per year, with some percentage rates reaching over 200% of growth.

Also, as of November 2008, we are ranking in the top 20 of all publishers that our buyer currently buys from, which is over 130 publishers. Our estimation is that we will end up around 15-17th ranked by the end of this fiscal year.

As far as projected growth, we are projecting to break into the top 5-10 for 2009, if we continue the same pace of growth rates as we have for the last three years.

With the economic down turn that our industry has experienced over the last few years, it is extremely refreshing to be working with a publisher that is showing unprecedented increases. We totally believe that this is due to the aggressive marketing approaches that Tate Publishing takes for ‘every’ author that is released.

Again, I am speaking on behalf of Key Marketing Group and our buyer at Ingram Book, when I say ‘Great Job!’ Keep up the good work!


Bryan Norris
President, Key Marketing Communications

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tate Publishing Top in Sales

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to not only eat too much, but you were able to be with family and friends. Once again I am pleased to bring you some great news about Tate Publishing. We have much to be grateful for and were just told at the end of the week last week that we are once again leading all publishers.

Last week Ingram/Spring Arbor Wholesalers, the largest wholesaler in the industry informed us that we are the fastest growing publisher by sales volume they do business with and we are currently breaking into the top ten of the highest volume selling publisher as well.

This is an incredible honor and the results of incredible effort by both Tate Publishing and our wonderful authors. A publisher should be judged by not just the quality of the product they publish, but their ability to market, promote and sell that product.

A Tate published author has always had an incredible advantage and our marketing and distribution is truly second to none. These wonderful results and honors are a blessing an continued confirmation that authors can succeed when in a partnership with Tate Publishing.

I want to once again say congratulations to the Tate Publishing staff and authors for this success. We couldn't be more excited about the future and are looking forward to an incredible 2009!!!

Great job to all,

Ryan Tate