Business Insurance for Publishers

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A claim that you published erroneous information could have serious ramifications. Publishing insurance can help cover legal expenses related to libel, copyright infringement, and other risks.

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What types of business insurance do publishers need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common publishing risks.

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Business owner’s policy

A BOP bundles property insurance and general liability insurance under one plan. It's often one of the most cost-effective types of commercial insurance for publishers.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Damaged business property
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General liability insurance

This policy covers common publishing risks, such as accidental damage to a client's laptop. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

BEST FOR
  • Accidental customer injuries
  • Damage to customer property
  • Other third-party injuries
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Errors and omissions insurance

E&O insurance, also called professional liability or media liability insurance, covers legal expenses over incorrect published information or other unsatisfactory work.

BEST FOR
  • Client disputes
  • Accusations of negligence
  • Publishing errors
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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.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Employee injury lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance covers financial losses when a publishing company's vehicle is involved in an accident. It's required for vehicles registered to a business.

BEST FOR
  • Property damage caused by your vehicle
  • Bodily injuries from an auto accident
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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Cyber liability insurance

Cyber liability insurance helps publishers recover from data breaches and cyberattacks. It's strongly recommended for any business that handles credit card numbers or other sensitive information.

BEST FOR
  • Customer notification costs
  • Data breach investigations
  • Fraud monitoring services
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

Why do publishers need insurance?

From defamatory content to disgruntled authors, publishers of books, magazines, and other materials face numerous risks. Business insurance for publishers (or publishers with printing) helps cover legal costs, medical bills, and other expenses that might otherwise devastate a small publishing company.

How much does insurance cost for publishers?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Publishing services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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