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Publishers Insurance

Insurance packages for publishing companies.

  • Includes cover for book printing, and newspaper and magazine publishers
  • Music publishing also covered
  • Insurance packages for publishing companies including book printing, newspaper and magazine publishers and music publishing.
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Why choose publishers insurance with Towergate?


Professional indemnity cover

Protection against negligent, error or omission, services or advice, defamation, copyright infringement etc.


Liability cover for publishers

Public liability, product liability and employers liability cover are included in our publishers cover as standard.


Specialist cover for publishers

Breakdown cover for machinery including repair, replacement costs, loss of profit/revenue for the period of downtime.

Direct Debit

Pay for publishers insurance by Direct Debit

Among our payment options you can choose to split your payment into 10 monthly instalments. Please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page to find out more.

About publishers insurance


Professional indemnity cover for publishers

Professional indemnity covers negligent, error or omission, services or advice which leads to a client’s financial loss including legal fees.

Covers typically include protection against:

  • Defamation or harm to reputation
  • Unclear contractual responsibilities leading to financial loss
  • Breach of contract which could be a dispute with a customer, or a third party is resulting in a legal matter (subject to an exclusion of onerous liability accepted under contract)
  • Copyright infringement (third party) your customers intellectual property
  • Breach of confidentiality / invasion of privacy

Publishers public and products liability insurance

Public and products liability insurance should ideally be purchased together with professional indemnity cover. Our policy packages these aspects together to ensure there are no gaps in cover.


Publishers employers’ liability cover

Employers’ liability cover is a legal requirement and should be included if you have an employees. This can offer protection against statutory liability for death, injury or disease to employees arising in the course of their employment including while working off-site.


Legal advice for publishers

Between the back-and-forth revisions, design adjustments, formatting errors and so on, it’s easy for things to go wrong and to realise too late in the process to fix it.

If you find that you’ve sent an incorrect version to the printers, you could find that you are left with stock which you are unable to sell.

As part of our publishing insurance, we offer free legal advice on issues such as claims, PR crisis management, debt recovery, tax and VAT advice and general business and legal advice.

When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

  • Find your insurance documents and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number.
  • Call the claims team on the number in your policy document and explain exactly what happened.
  • Provide photos if requested to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can.
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Publishers insurance FAQs

To help you spread the cost of your premiums, we offer a quick and easy direct debit scheme for spreading payment over ten months. Please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page to find out more.

If you would like to know more about our monthly payment option, please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page.

In addition to our standard package. We can offer property insurance to cover a number of risks included:

  • Buildings
  • Plant machinery
  • All other contents
  • Stock (including goods held in trust)
  • Business interruption (including loss of revenue / loss of gross profit)
  • Equipment outside of the premises

As most businesses are ever more reliant on technology, the risks from suffering a loss related to problems with their computer systems, or holding sensitive customer data, continue to grow. In addition to the standard package we can provide a cyber insurance extension within your policy.

Typical covers include:

  • Breach response services for an actual or reasonably suspected data breach or security breach
  • Ransomware – if you suffer cyber extortion, the biggest exposure the policy pays for the restoration of your system, after a breach including the payment of the ransom (where it is deemed necessary)
  • First party loss (own damage) including loss of profit and or revenue.
  • Reputational damage i.e. how to manage and correctly deal with stakeholder’s customers, employees, suppliers (PR) and regulatory bodies (ICO)
  • Liability (third party) if a breach impacted other outside entities and are you legally liable e.g. unintentional transmission of a computer virus
  • e-crime (cyber crime, social engineering) – Where funds have been sent fraudulently, costing the business.

Directors and officers insurance protects your personal for legal costs and awards in defending civil, criminal, regulatory claim or investigation.

It also covers you for defence costs incurred relating to civil, criminal, regulatory claim or investigation against the business (corporate legal liability).

We can also include employment practices liability, which protects the business for claims from current and former employees alleging a breach of employment law (unfair dismissal).

Your own new ideas or concepts that can be commercialised need to be adequately protected against copyright infringement. This includes cover to protect the patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property that make your business competitive and successful.

Our policy covers the defence of patent and all other IP infringement claims being brought against you, including legal costs, damages, settlements and counterclaims.

The cost of for pursuit of infringers is complicated and expensive, and this policy provides protection.

Investment in intellectual property costs a great deal. If a right is invalidated as a consequence of infringement action, this policy can repay that investment, allowing your company to move onto the next project.

This cover can be provided on a worldwide basis.

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Publishers insurance articles and guides

Do I need a public liability insurance certificate?

A public liability insurance certificate which offers a summary of your policy is a great way to show you’re covered and put your clients’ minds at ease.

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What is the Difference Between Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance?

What is the difference between public liability and professional indemnity insurance? We define PL and PI insurance to help you decide if your business needs them.

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