Tate Publishing has gone out of business. Over the past few years, I've posted several times trying to warn writers about Tate. The publisher once offered me a free trip to their headquarters, in exchange for taking down my posts (I refused).
It looks like many authors who paid Tate substantial amount of money will be left with nothing. One such author contacted me recently, having spent $5000 with Tate...they were asking him for an additional sum to send him the files of his book (probably in a format he couldn't use anyway, as it turns out).
For the best current information and advice if you have suffered at the hands of Tate, go here:
If you, like many other authors, have spent money and gotten little or nothing in return, this comment from an author suggests one thing to try:
If you are a former recent Tate Authors who paid fees upfront with a credit card or Paypal, DISPUTE THE CHARGES. I just got off the phone with Discover, who I paid all of my payments adding up to $900 with, and we are disputing all charges from July through November of last year. They investigate, and if they can't get contact with Tate (Lord knows they won't since no one can), then I win. The money will be returned to me. I don't know how other credit card companies handle disputes, but I will always use Discover if they get my money back...
previous update from October 2016:
The Better Business Bureau has taken away Tate Publishing's accreditation, after receiving more than a hundred complaints over the past three years;
Xerox is suing Tate Publishing for $1.89 million for non-payment on service agreements and promissory note payments;
There have been layoffs at Tate Publishing's printing plant;
Their employment practices are being investigated by the Department of Labor.