Tate Publishing

Tate Publishing closed its doors suddenly on January 17, 2017. According to various accounts, authors could get their print-ready files by paying a $50 fee.

"Richard Tate, the firm's founder, and his son Ryan Tate, its CEO, were arrested Thursday morning on eight felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed by Oklahoma's attorney general that accuse them of embezzlement, extortion and racketeering." NewsOK website, May 4, 2017

Our Original Review - Tate Publishing is NOT a traditional publishing company. They try to present themselves as a more traditional publisher by saying they only accept a small percentage of the manuscripts submitted to them, but they aren't real clear as to what the basis is for accepting or rejecting a manuscript. They are very vague on the website about their program in general. You must request info from them before they will give you a proposal.

What we do know is that the quality of the books produced by Tate is no better and in some cases worse than those produced by other self-publishing services companies. They make you think they are publishing your book for free, but you are required to purchase a large quantity of books at inflated prices. This type of hidden pricing is very disturbing to us.

 We cannot recommend any company that is not forth right and clear about all of the costs associated with publishing your book through them. There are too many complaints about them in the industry for them to be considered by an author.

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Key Publishing Services Company Criteria

Editorial Evaluation for quality and marketability?
Author can own the ISBN?
Author can receive the final files?
Author sets the list price?
Author purchase copies at printing cost?
Author payment based on net profit (not royalty)?
Author required to purchase minimum quantity of books?

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