Agfa Monotype, today announced a range of font licensing options for embedding its fonts into e-books.
Agfa Monotype Announces Font Licensing for E-book Publishers
April 10, 2001 (Wilmington, MA.) - Agfa Monotype, a leading provider of
fonts and font technologies, today announced a range of affordable font
licensing options for embedding its fonts into e-books. In addition, Agfa
Monotype announced the appointment of Amy Hensiek to head up their E-media
font licensing department.
The new e-book font licenses will give designers and publishers simple
solutions to the dilemma of ensuring that readers see the e-book in the
font that was originally specified. Font embedding is a standard feature
of Adobe® Acrobat® and a variety of Microsoft® Office applications, but
restrictions by font vendors limit the distribution of documents with
Agfa Monotype has introduced an E-Book Font License that is very affordable
and easy to manage. Publishers interested in embedding fonts from Agfa
Monotype's world-renowned font library in their e-books have three customized
licensing options to choose from: Per-Unit royalty, Per-Title royalty
and an Annual License.
A main concern of e-book designers is having the ability to match the
print version and create a stylistic and highly legible on-screen reading
experience. Font embedding technology provides e-book designers and publishers
with the ability to include the actual font data for redistribution in
the document file. This gives the designer the ability to control the
content's presentation; perhaps the most important aspect toward a positive
user experience and the ultimate success of the e-book's message. Alternatively
, if the e-book does not embed fonts, the reader's computer will likely
default to a system font, possibly causing the text to re-flow and offsetting
readability and the overall user experience.
"Book designers and publishers have relied on our fonts since Monotype
was formed over 100 years ago, and we're pleased to continue that relationship
as publishing and communication technologies evolve," said Amy Hensiek,
E-Media Font Licensing Specialist. "Electronic publications can take many
different forms, and for e-books in particular, fonts are one of the most
important ingredients in delivering a useful and sought-after product."
Ms. Hensiek was formerly Director of Sales for International Typeface
Corporation, an Agfa Monotype company, as well as Marketing Manager at
Bitstream. She will be acting as Agfa Monotype's liaison with the E-media
industry, concentrating on the emerging E-book publishing market.
Agfa Monotype's font library is the paramount resource for designers and
publishers. It includes over 3200 fonts in both TrueType® and PostScript®
format for use on Macintosh® or Windows® systems. Agfa Monotype's three
type libraries, Creative Alliance Exclusives, Monotype Classics and the
ITC library are long-time staples in the advertising and publishing industries.
They include such well-known and popular typefaces as Arial®, Gill Sans®
and Times New Roman®.
For more information and pricing about font licensing for e-books, please
contact Agfa Monotype at 800-424-8973. General information can be found
on the company's web site at http://www.agfamonotype.com.
Contact: Amy Hensiek, email@example.com
Agfa Monotype Corporation, 200 Ballardvale Street
Wilmington, MA 01887-1069