In addition to our renowned magazines, American Funeral Director and American Cemetery, as well as our acclaimed newsletter, Funeral Service Insider, Kates-Boylston has established itself has the chief publication company for books and guides on the death-care industry. From finances to cremation to grounds maintenance and more, Kates-Boylston has a publication for all interests.

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The Funeral Director's Memorialization Guide

The Funeral Director’s Memorialization Guide focuses on giving you the tools needed to provide a service that celebrates an individual’s personality – from using celebrants to help in telling a person’s life story and creating memorable services to offering the right mix of memorialization products and explaining the importance of ceremony.

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The Funeral Director's Guide to Marketing, Volume 2

In Volume 2 of The Funeral Director's Guide to Marketing, you'll get tips on using social media to build top-of-mind awareness as well as strategies to reach more families in your community.

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The Complete Cremation Handbook

Whether you're planning to open a crematory, establishing a cremation memorialization program or looking for tried-and-true ways to successfully reach out to cremation families, The Complete Cremation Handbook has the information you need.

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Funerals of the Famous, Volume 7

In this latest addition in the Funerals of the Famous series, you'll find stories of some of the most memorable personalities in history. With photographs and thoroughly researched profiles, Funerals of the Famous Volume 7 showcases the colorful details of each individual's death, funeral service and burial.

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  Handbooks

The Funeral Director's Guide to Human Resources

The single largest cost of operating a funeral home is almost always how you manage your work force. The Funeral Director's Guide to Human Resources includes dozens of articles from some of the top experts in the profession and includes guidance on screening, hiring and developing employees.

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The Complete Preneed Handbook

Designed for seasoned veterans and newcomers alike, The Complete Preneed Handbook brings together industry experts who provide you with the valuable information you need to start – and grow – your preneed program.

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The Funeral Professional's Guide to Pet Loss

The Funeral Professional's Guide to Pet Loss provides tools and strategies that will help you start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.

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The Funeral Director�s Guide to Statistics: 2015 Edition

The Funeral Director's Guide to Statistics: 2015 Edition contains the most up-to-date material to help you understand consumer buying trends, internal business operations and more.

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The Funeral Director�s Guide to Social Media

The Funeral Director's Guide to Social Media provides tips and guidance on using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and other resources to boost brand awareness and goodwill.

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The Funeral Director�s Guide to Cremation Arrangements

The Funeral Director's Guide to Cremation Arrangements: The figures don't lie – the cremation rate continues to rise throughout the United States. The question is, "What are you going to do about it?" This new guide will help you to understand what's driving the trend and how you can implement programs that will have a positive impact for your families – and your bottom line.

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The Funeral Director�s Guide to Alkaline Hydrolysis

The Funeral Director's Guide to Alkaline Hydrolysis: Alkaline Hydrolysis is not new, but funeral homes and crematories are asking more questions about it. With “The Funeral Director’s Guide to Alkaline Hydrolysis” you'll discover the latest insights surrounding this option, information about various manufacturers, perspectives on how it should be regulated, data on its environmental benefits and more.

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The Funeral Director's Economic Survival Guide

The Mastering Funeral Service Package includes our three popular manuals, The Funeral Director's Survival Guide, The Funeral Director's Economic Recovery Guide and The Funeral Director's Marketing Guide. You'll save $48 off what you'd pay for the three books individually. Master every aspect of funeral service with this essential collection.

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The Funeral Director's Economic Survival Guide

The Funeral Director's Economic Survival Guide: Making sure your funeral home thrives has always been tough. But with the economic crisis deepening into a recession that's expected to be more painful than any in living memory, it's about to get tougher. Sponsored exclusively by Homesteaders Life Company, we are sure this guide will help you survive and thrive.

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The Funeral Director's Economic Recovery Guide

The Funeral Director’s Economic Recovery Guide: Weathering an economic downturn while positioning yourself to make the most out the recovery is a tough line to walk. But this book outlines step-by-step actions you can take to ensure you survive the bad times and beat your competitors as the economy turns around.

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The Funeral Director's Marketing Guide

The Funeral Director's Marketing Guide: Reaching out to families to let them know about your products and services is always key, but it's even more important in a challenging economy. With "The Funeral Director's Marketing Guide," you'll be equipping yourself with innovative marketing strategies that will connect you with more consumers.

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Pet Loss Insider

The Green Funeral Service Desk Reference: a 100-plus page book that serves as a comprehensive guide for funeral service professionals interested in green burial, including profiles of firms that have successfully added green elements to their existing business as well as fully green funeral homes and cemeteries; how-to stories; provider lists; and much more.

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Pet Loss Insider

Honoring Veterans: A Guide to Military Services: is an essential guide for funeral professionals to help grieving families properly respect those who gave their lives in service.

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Pet Loss Insider

The Pet Loss Insider Desk Reference: The pet memorialization market is exploding,thereby creating the potential to expand your customer base and increase revenue.  Since this market is getting bigger, our coverage needs to be bigger as well. That's the goal behind the Pet Loss Insider Desk Reference.

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Cremation Operations Manual

Cremation Operations Manual published by Kates-Boylston Publications and the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) covers all aspects of operating a crematory.

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American Cemetery's Guide to Grounds Maintenance

American Cemetery's Guide to Grounds Maintenance is a 60-page guidebook full of best practices and tested tactics to help cemeterians beautify and maintain one of their cemeteries' best asset: its landscape.

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  Funerals of the Famous

Funerals of the Famous, Volume 7

Funerals of the Famous Volume 7
In this latest addition in the Funerals of the Famous series, you'll find stories of some of the most memorable personalities in history. With photographs and thoroughly researched profiles, Funerals of the Famous Volume 7 showcases the colorful details of each individual's death, funeral service and burial.

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Funerals of the Famous Volumes 1-6

Funerals of the Famous Volumes 1-6
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Funerals of the Famous Volumes 1-5

Funerals of the Famous Volume 6
In this latest addition in the Funerals of the Famous series, you'll find stories of some of the most memorable personalities in history. Read about the life and death of Vivien Leigh, James Brown, JonBenét Ramsey and many more.

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Funerals of the Famous Volume 5

Funerals of the Famous Volume 5, includes the stories of Pope John Paul II, Walt Disney, Rosa Parks, Dale Earnhardt and many more.

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Funerals of the Famous Volume 4

Funerals of the Famous Volume 4, includes the stories of Napoleon, Genghis Kahn, Mickey Mantle, Louie Armstrong and many more.

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Funerals of the Famous Volume 3

Funerals of the Famous Volume 3, includes the stories of Princess Diana, Buddy Holly, Edgar Allen Po, Theodore Roosevelt and many more.

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Funerals of the Famous Volume 2

Funerals of the Famous Volume 2, includes the stories of Sitting Bull, Jesse James, The Bronte Sisters, George Washington and many more.

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Funerals of the Famous Volume 1, includes the stories of Calvin Coolidge, Harry Houdini, Douglas MacArthur, Babe Ruth and many more.

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  Books

Pet Loss Insider

The Complete Preneed Perspective: Written and compiled by Daniel M. Isard, this is one of the most detailed books ever written about the preneed industry. With the help of some of the profession's top thinkers, he dissects every aspect of preneed - from its historical beginnings to its modern-day operations.

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Pet Loss Insider

What Every Funeral Director And Cemeterian Should Know about Cremation: Daniel M. Isard’s latest book on cremation will give you direction on every dynamic of your cremation business to make it more profitable and less prone to lawsuits.

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  Magazines

American Funeral Director

American Funeral Director magazine is in its 130th year of publishing exceptional educational information for the funeral industry.

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American Cemetery

American Cemetery magazine is an independent trade journal for cemetery owners and managers along with others allied to the field.

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  Newsletters
Funeral Service Insider

Funeral Service Insider is a weekly newsletter that gives you the latest news within the profession; business-building tips and guidance; and forms and work tools.

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Funeral Service Xtra

Funeral Service Xtra is a FREE biweekly e-zine. With the same top-notch news and information readers have come to expect from American Funeral Director and American Cemetery magazines for more than 100 years, this "extra" will arrive in your inbox every other Friday, with Web exclusive stories and more.

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  Webinars
Aftercare that Works!

Webinar: Aftercare that Works!
If you think serving families stops after a cremation or funeral service, think again. As studies prove, a good aftercare program comforts the family and also builds a continuum of care that allows funeral homes to serve future generations. Learn how to boost market share, establish goodwill and show your commitment to the families you serve with simple, proven strategies.

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Marketing to Baby Boomers

Webinar: Marketing to Baby Boomers
The baby boomer generation accounts for nearly 80% of the total wealth of the nation. Baby boomers are the wealthiest, best educated and most sophisticated of purchasers. If you treat them like every other customer, you're going to leave profits on the table. Get the marketing advice you need to get more baby boomers interested in doing business with your firm.

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Troubleshooting Legal Problems

Webinar: Troubleshooting Legal Problems at Funeral Homes and Cemeteries
Take an important step to protect your businesses with an expert who helps you troubleshoot legal problems. Chris Farmer, former general counsel for the Cremation Association of North America, provides proven ways to avoid problems that can cost you big money.

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Pet Loss Insider

Webinar: Green Funeral Service Strategies & Practices
The demand for green products and services is on the rise, and funeral service is no exception. Get a copy of Kates-Boylston first ever green webinar featuring three of the most innovative thinkers involved in natural burial.

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