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In 2003, FlatSigned.com realized success of the publishing of its first book, “President John F. Kennedy: Assassination Report of the Warren Commission” with an exclusive new forward written by President Gerald Ford, the last surviving member of the Warren Commission. This book was released in 2003 and re-released in a trade edition in April 2007 entitled “A Presidential Legacy and the Warren Commission” by President Gerald R. Ford. Advance orders of the 10,000 copies were made by Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and other book retailers. Miller did and remains the sole owner of the rights to this book authored by the late president Ford. More recently, Miller has published (so far only Advance
Reading Copies) the redacted portions of the original book under his name as the author. This, for legal reasons since Ford did not give permission to release these words and because Miller was a co-author of even the original book but that was not disclosed to the public at the time.
Tim Miller first became associated with the late President Gerald R. Ford in 1976 as a high school volunteer, working for Ford’s one and only presidential campaign, when Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter. Two years later, Miller moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. House of Representatives. This began his political and civic career and also began the opening of doors to make contacts to grow his publishing business.
Miller created FlatSigned Press, Inc. in 2003 and the first client of the company was President Gerald R. Ford. Together, Ford and Miller developed a book written by Ford on his thoughts of his life from the JFK assassination to the Bush administration. The second client for FlatSigned Press was astronaut and moonwalker Buzz Aldrin. The two titles from Astronaut and Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin are "Encounter with Tiber" where the lettered editions are also hand signed by "2001: A Space Odyssey" author Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and "Men From Earth." The title from Harold (Hal) Moore is "We Were Soldiers Once....and Young," made famous by the Mel Gibson movie of the same title. The latest publication, all Signed/Limited Leather-bound editions, from FlatSigned Press is the first ever book publication of the popular and well known title "Braveheart." In addition to these published works, FlatSigned has produced Signed/Limited Editions from Hillary Clinton, Stephen King and many others.
In 1999, Mr. Miller founded FlatSigned.com in Chicago, before relocating his enterprise to Nashville, Tennessee in 2001. FlatSigned companies’ Chairman, Tim Miller, has a lifelong experience in the autograph and political arenas. Miller. He has appeared on national television news, dozens of national radio shows and has written many articles for national publications. Miller is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), whose members are often seen on the PBS show "Antiques Roadshow;" the Manuscript Society; the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC); and is considered to be one of the experts in his field. He is a chapter contributor to “The Sanders Price Guide to Autographs,” the definitive price-guide for autograph collectors, and many other books and magazines in the autograph field. Miller was recently featured on nationally marketed infomercial because of his expertise in this growing field. It was Mr. Miller who reached exclusive agreements with President Gerald Ford, Val Kilmer, Harold Moore and astronaut Buzz Aldrin among many others to publish the limited edition signed books currently offered by FlatSigned Press.
From 1996 to 1999, he served as Chief Operating Officer of United Publishing, based in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to this he served as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce, a Staff Officer of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce and a Personnel Officer with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Tennessee. Miller served as Vice President of the Tennessee Jaycees in 1990 and was a Director, Vice President and then President of the Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1989. In 1982, Miller was named one of President George Bush’s “100 Points of Light” by The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee’s number one newspaper and was honored for seven consecutive years among "Who's Who In America."
Miller was honored by the US House of Representatives and named a Lyndon Baines Johnson Scholar in 1979. Miller worked for the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Carter administration. He was a White House corrospondent in the 1970's and also held full press credentials from the White House and both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. He was an employee of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Staff Officer for Congressman Robin Beard in 1979 who was defeated for the office of U.S. Senator by James Sasser, who went on to become America's Ambassador to China under the Bill Clinton administration. Beard went on to become the highest ranking civilian officer of NATO.
In 1982 Miller served as President of the Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce then in 1993 served as a state-wide officer of the Tennessee Junior Chamber of Commerce and then in 1994 as a National Staff Officer for the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. He received many awards from all levels of the Junior Chamber during his service to this world-wide, service organization and was then recognized as a “Senator” from Junior Chamber International, the world affiliated organization with chapters and members in over fifty countries world-wide. Miller then became Executive Director of the Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce and served for three years until joining United Publishing, Inc. in Chicago in 1996. In 1998 Miller founded flatsignedDOTcom, the forerunner of FlatSigned Press Inc. which specialized in the retail trade of autographed and rare books that took the word coined by Stephen King, who gifted the use to him, and became the first Internet-multi-millionaire bookseller (1999) and then again as E-publisher (2005) with what became President Gerald R. Fords final book, "John F. Kennedy Assassination", where for the first time (not realized immediately) Ford conflicted with his life-long position of totally supporting the Warren Commission Report and its findings. Ford said that immediately upon hearing of the assassination, "the FBI destroyed documents." This was not in the Warren Report.
Miller is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He attended The University of Memphis Law School in Memphis, Tennessee and is a Lyndon Baines Johnson Scholar, appointed by the US Congress in 1979. Miller was elected President of Austin Peay State University College Republicans (later the Young Republicans) in 1978. He was recognized by Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980 and then in Who's Who in America multiple years up to the present.
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