I'm planning to start selling fonts on MyFonts. I was wondering about the possibility of pulling the typefaces down, once they are up for, let's say, few months. Can you stop selling them whenever you want? (in case I find a better place to publish and sell my typefaces).
I hope there are people here with an experience dealing with situations like that.
I thought I might someone here who previously taken fonts down from their website, but as you pointed out, it probably differs. I will have to consult the contract with someone who can lay it down for me clearly. Thank you!
I've long been thinking about adding at least some of my fonts to myfonts.com, but I seem to recall there were rules around exclusivity that turned me off it.
A few years ago, MyFonts changed their policy in regards to free fonts. When MyFonts started, they allowed families which only contained free fonts. A few years ago, they changed the rules so free fonts were required to be accompanied by pay fonts or exclusive to MyFonts. When they made that contract change, hundreds of typefaces had to me hidden. They're still there...anyone who "purchased" them can still download.
I had a couple of typefaces removed from MyFonts a few days ago becuase they were just too embarassing...even for me.
I understand MyFonts' position on free fonts as they need a certain embedding license conversion rate to make free fonts worthwhile. Fonts.com and Fontspring move a lot of embedding licenses while MyFonts is mainly about desktop sales. If free fonts aren't creating sales or pulling in significant traffic, there's no point keeping them around.
I´m experiencing an issue to update the family images on My Fonts wich they cant solve already few months. The exactly same update took me 4 min. at Fontspring. Anyway, I had enough of all release-, update-, communication-struggle with My Fonts during the years and asked them to remove my font-families.
Ammm yeah it turned out that would be not possible until Dec. 2023
I have not terminated my contract with Monotype; however, I would like to note that the process of hiding or deleting fonts is considerably time-consuming. In my experience, it takes approximately eight months to complete the process. Last November, I requested the removal or hiding of specific fonts, and as of now, I am still awaiting the completion of that request. I sent a reminder a few months ago but they said it was going to take a bit longer.
I understand that the process may be intricate and likely involves manual editing of the databases. Additionally, my situation may be more complex than others due to the presence of my fonts across all Monotype websites. Although, the removal of an entire foundry's catalog might be more straightforward.