Business Insurance for Publishers with Printing Operations

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Why do publishers need insurance?

Publishers face a variety of risks, from the subject of a tell-all book suing for libel to an injury at your printing press. The high cost of lawsuits and other unexpected incidents makes insurance a wise investment. State laws, client contracts, and lease agreements may also require you to carry coverage.

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Insureon helps publishers find insurance that matches your unique risks.

Get free expert advice and peace of mind knowing you have the right publishers' liability insurance for your small business.

What types of business insurance do publishers need?

These insurance policies cover common risks in the publishing industry.

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General liability insurance

A general liability policy covers accidents that injure clients or damage their property. Bundle it with commercial property insurance in a business owner’s policy (BOP) for a discount.

  • Client injuries
  • Client property damage
  • Commercial lease requirements
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Media liability insurance

This policy covers expenses if a publisher is sued for mistakes, plagiarism, or defamation. It's sometimes referred to as professional liability insurance or errors and omissions insurance.

  • Libel and slander lawsuits
  • Work mistakes and oversights
  • Copyright infringement
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Business owner's policy

A business owner's policy, or BOP, is a cost-effective way for publishing companies to purchase general liability coverage and commercial property insurance together.

  • Damaged client property
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Stolen or damaged business property
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for publishing businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Legal fees from employee injuries
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Cyber liability insurance

If your publishing company experiences a data breach or cyberattack, cyber liability coverage pays for recovery expenses, customer notification, and other related costs.

  • Data breach investigations
  • Customer notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring services
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance helps cover costs if a vehicle owned by a publishing company is involved in an accident. It's usually required for business-owned vehicles.

  • Property damage caused by your vehicle
  • Injuries caused by your vehicle
  • Vehicle theft or vandalism
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How much does insurance cost for media and advertising professionals?

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A small publishing company will pay less for insurance than a larger business.

Factors that affect premiums include:

  • Printing and publishing services offered
  • Business property and equipment
  • Business income
  • Types of coverage purchased
  • Policy limits and deductibles
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How do I get publishing insurance?

It's easy to get publishing business insurance if you have your company information on hand. Our application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate

The policies on this page are specifically for publishers with printing operations. You can also find insurance information for companies that do only printing and copying as well as publishing offices without printing operations.

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right insurance coverage for your publishing business, whether you work independently or hire employees.

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