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    They HAVE to have money, they themselves can't be broke, not with the millions a year they have raked in for years and years. If they truly can't make bail then their council will be "court appointed", good luck guys (not

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    If only this would happen to the even bigger vanity publishers that are involved in fraud.
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    Seen 'em come, seen 'em go Gravity's Avatar
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    One of the more amazing things about this is I think in their heart of hearts (assuming they have one) is they really, truly thought they'd get away with this forever.

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    You have to understand 'sincere' religious fraudsters. These folks honestly believe Jesus will forgive them anything. So they're always gobsmacked when secular authorities trip them on little things like fraud, extortion, and tax evasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    You have to understand 'sincere' religious fraudsters. These folks honestly believe Jesus will forgive them anything. So they're always gobsmacked when secular authorities trip them on little things like fraud, extortion, and tax evasion.
    Lol I am a Christian and can confirm this. It's all rather sad.

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    Wow! I am so glad to see these crooks are finally shut down!! Their main website is down: https://www.tatepublishing.com/

    However, it looks like another vanity publisher is trying to pick up the pieces: http://dogearpublishing.net/landing/...MlGGgKLTfD_BwE

    Cut off one head, and 5 more grow in its place.

    Still, Tate Publishing has been scamming authors for years. This is a big victory for authors. I personally know someone who was published with Tate. I need to let her know what's going on, because I'm sure she doesn't keep up with the news.

    Now, if only Author Solutions would meet the same fate...
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    Did...did I do that? cmhbob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by marielong View Post
    However, it looks like another vanity publisher is trying to pick up the pieces:
    From their website: "Choose the BEST Self Publisher for YOUR Book" :facepalm:
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    Comment on Reddit: "Tate is the publishing version of a Nigerian Prince."
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    There are a lot of sharks in the water. One needs to be careful.

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    If you sign the general release, you're probably still getting screwed in the process, anyway:
    I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC and its subsidiaries, officers, executives, employees, and any such heirs they may have. I understand that termination of these agreements does not entitle me to any refund or monetary compensation whatsoever.
    And if you want your files returned, there's an option to pay a $50 "processing fee for file recovery" ("How much are you gonna charge if I don't want your lousy files? $100?") No charge if you don't want anything returned; everything they have on hand will be destroyed and/or deleted.

    But you can still order from them, if you honestly, truly, and really need CDs, books, or promo materials. To quote Mrs. Betty Bowers, "Glory!"

    Is this even possible?
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    In the Tates' twisted ethos, sadly, yes.
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    Heh. A friend of mine went with Tate years back. That $50 processing fee was one last scam attempt to grab money before they fled the country. He didn't pay, others did, and they got burned for it. Now my friend's trying to get in on some class-action action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenPanced View Post
    And if you want your files returned, there's an option to pay a $50 "processing fee for file recovery" ("How much are you gonna charge if I don't want your lousy files? $100?") No charge if you don't want anything returned; everything they have on hand will be destroyed and/or deleted.
    PublishAmerica/America Star Books does something similar when you get your rights back. If I recall correctly, the only things PA owns (as opposed to the author) is the cover art and book layout. The text is still the author's. Cover art will be redone by the next publisher if I can find one, or done new cheaply if I self publish, and since I own the text why would I want to pay for the layout?

    Take home: find out if you already own the parts you want before paying a fee to get back something you don't want or need.
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    Did...did I do that? cmhbob's Avatar
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    There are a couple of FB support groups for authors affected by this:

    Ex- Tate Publishing Authors and Artists

    Support to Authors Affected by Tate Publishing
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