The Author Protection Plan is a personal insurance coverage for authors designed to eliminate Change Request incidental costs that are often incurred during the production process. The original fees for service cover all expenses related to the production of the book. However, during the process, an author may be assessed "at fault damages", which means the author approved edits or designs and later decided to make alterations. For this reason, it is important to read and review every word and design carefully before approving. It is best to bring any changes to the production team's attention while the file is open. Once the file is closed, it cost the publisher money to reopen, edit, redesign, or republish files. The publisher passes the cost on to the author. On average, an author may pay $125 to $800 (or more) in Change Request fees before or immediately after the book is published.
The Author Protection Plan gives the author added security and ensures additional peace of mind for unexpected incidentals that may occur as a result of unexpected changes, missed errors, or afterthoughts. Whether you are a person who tends to switch opinions, make frequent changes, or just likes to have the security of knowing you are covered for any unlikely circumstances, this plan is for you.
Save more when you purchase and sign up for the Author Protection Plan before your production process begins. For just $175, you will be fully covered for all Change Request that may occur during the production process and up to 90 days after the book is published. If you wait until the production process begins, the fee is $295 and must be purchased in advance of submitting any Change Request. Once the book is published, you still have 30 days to purchase your Author Protection Plan for a fee of just $395, which must be purchased before any Change Request is submitted.
Your standard deductible is just $25 per Change Request submission when using your Author Protection Plan.