To provide services that empower instructors to decide on content, pricing, and delivery.
At Van-Griner Learning, we believe that the traditional publishing model isn’t working, so for a decade, we haven’t been selling expensive textbooks. Our focus is to provide instructors with content options and publishing services and let them decide on the price, the final content, and the delivery method. They make the decisions, and we make the execution simple. Layer on top our customer-driven approach, and it’s easy to see why hundreds of customers have been partnering with us for years. We are more than OK with instructors having the power; we like it that way.
Our beginnings started when a laid-off publishing manager (Van) reconnected with his printing friend (Griner). We aren’t geniuses, but we had a hunch that $200 textbooks weren’t sustainable, and someday there would be a market revolution. Was it time for the overthrow? Emboldened with the idea of changing the dialog to price and services, we hit campus.
Outmanned, we kept knocking on doors; some folks were nice enough to listen, and some of them even gave us a try. It took off, and now to keep up, we have added content partners like OpenStax while expanding our digital options through customer-demanded services like eBooks, electronic homework, and full digital course solutions. Today, we publish across the curriculum while continuing to reduce the price, all the while giving back hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to schools and students.