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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 Guide to Statistics: 2016 Edition

The Funeral Director's Guide to Statistics: 2016 Edition is a must-have for death-care professionals seeking to understand the changing dynamics of the marketplace.

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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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Guides

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 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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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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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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  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 1-5

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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  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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