Friday, March 20, 2009
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,
Friday, March 13, 2009
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 www.tatemusicgroup.com, 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!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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,