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Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC is a Christian publisher that prints books of all types. In general, it operates on the vanity press model in which most authors pay for the publication of their books.[1][2] Its publishing charges may be refunded for books with sufficient sales volumes.[3] The company was founded by Richard and Rita Tate and is located in Mustang, Oklahoma. The company also runs the Tate Music Group record label.[4] As of 2009, the company had doubled its operations since 2007.[4]

In May 2012, 25 employees, out of over 200, were fired. According to the company president, this was a disciplinary action rather than a layoff, in response to employee leaks of confidential information related to rumors that the company would be outsourcing its operations to the Philippines.[5][6]

In January 2017 Tate ceased operation and notified the public that they would no longer accept new authors.[7] Their website was set up to handle assistance for those under contract, prospective clients and vendors.[8]


  1. ^ "10 Publishing Mistakes And How to Avoid Them - by Patricia Fry". Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Book Publisher Watches and Warnings: Vanity Publishing, Publisher Standards Board, 2006, retrieved September 4, 2009
  3. ^ "Publishing on paper". Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Eric Feuerborn. "USAO Alumni Reunion Happens Everyday [sic] At Tate Publishing | The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma". Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tate Publishing President Ryan Tate Fires 25 - Journal Record". The Journal Record. May 31, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma CEO prays with, insults, then fires employees". News OK. June 1, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Mustang's Tate Publishing winds down its business amid lawsuit". January 19, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tate Publishing Transition Information Center". February 25, 2017. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)