I've written previously about Tate Publishing and now there's an update on the valuable "Writer Beware" website. You can read the whole thing there, but here are few tidbits:
The Better Business Bureau took 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.
Previously, they threatened me with legal action for writing about their practices; now it looks like their lawyers will be busy on the other side of the fence.
If you are considering signing a contract with Tate, do your own diligence so you can make an informed decision.