Monotype has an historic tradition of creating and distributing typefaces that have made a significant impact on how the world communicates. This tradition continues today, with a renewed commitment to our partners – type designers and font foundries – to help increase your revenues by tapping our global network of websites and direct sales channels. Please contact our foundry support group with any additional questions.
Why distribute through Monotype?
Over 40 million visits from over 200 countries annually to our leading websites: MyFonts.com, Fonts.com and Linotype.com.
We have offices in the USA, UK, Germany and Asia with a talented team of font licensing professionals. Our enterprise sales team has long standing relationships and works directly with ad agencies, design firms, publishers, printers, educational institutions and corporations.
Complete font licensing options
We offer customers one-stop shopping for practically any font licensing need. This maximizes your revenue opportunities and protects your font software intellectual property. One of Monotype’s specialties is navigating the complicated and challenging process of licensing fonts to software developers, hardware manufacturers and corporate IT departments. This will allow your fonts to be licensed to designers of e-books, Blu-ray titles, video games, application software and countless other products with the assurance that we will maximize the value of your fonts.
Web fonts subscription service
The new Web fonts market is an opportunity to reach new customers: Web developers. On Fonts.com we have established a business model based on subscriptions, which will generate an on-going royalty stream. On MyFonts.com and Linotype.com we allow type designers to choose the model and Web font licensing that meets their needs.
We have built a proprietary process to create hinted TrueType fonts that are optimized for Windows users, and generate the necessary Web font formats. We can use your TTF or OTF files as input. All our Web fonts are reviewed by our typographic engineers to ensure they meet our quality standards.
Single contact, multiple points of distribution
We have a simple font submission process to make your life easy. Supply us with your products once, and we will publish them to each of our websites. We have a team dedicated to supporting our type designer and font foundry partners.
Advertising and Promotion
We regularly promote new releases and font specials to our loyal base of newsletter subscribers for each of our websites.
We work with each new foundry to promote your products in our newsletters. We have affliate relationships with thousands of websites to support your products and drive traffic to our site – all of which comes at no cost to you.
We use the US Dollar as our base currency, and allow users to see a local currency (royalties are calculated in dollars). Our Fonts.com and Linotype.com sites allow users to select from English and German languages, and have also added Japanese localization to Fonts.com.
Get started now
Foundries or individuals wanting to sign up should send the following to foundry support:
- A short text (50-100 words) presenting yourself and/or the foundry. This is for internal use only and can be edited once accepted.
- A listing of the fonts and a finished font file of a family that will be submitted.
- A short descriptive text of the font family.
By working with us you can reach the millions of creative professionals who have turned to Fonts.com, Linotype.com and our other sites for years – plus the emerging group of Web developers and brand owners that are driving the growing demand for Web fonts.