Tennessee School Districts Now Have a Single Source for Print and Digital Content


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Book Company LLC, an Ingram Content Group company, has acquired assets of Thrivist, LLC; a teaching and learning platform to create a single, dynamic way for teachers to access both digital and print content for their classrooms.

Whether school districts have goals around personalized learning or providing easy access to digital resources, the platform provides solutions that help school districts make the transition. Thrivist will also help publishers create more connection points with Tennessee School Districts.

Currently, an estimated 54 percent of students and teachers have personal devices issued by the school. “Initiatives that drive student-to-device ratios will increase the integration of classroom technology, complimenting traditional print learning. In the K-12 school market, there has been a huge shift from primarily print to primarily digital over the last few years,” said Todd Svec, vice president K-12 content and general manager for Tennessee Book Company.

Tennessee Book Company has served as Tennessee’s state depository of printed textbooks since 1935. “K-12 schools are continuing to increase their use of digital course materials to help their students succeed. It only makes sense to help support our customers and streamline the process of making the transition of physical only course materials to a more diverse offering,” said Svec.

As content continues to go digital, Tennessee Book Company intends to uphold its dedication to the advancement of Tennessee school districts. “We have every intention of walking side-by-side with our customers as course materials shift to digital. The addition of Thrivist to our company provides our customers a one-stop shop to implement their digital content needs, with seamless and easy access,” added Svec.

“We are pleased to pair our capabilities together with Tennessee Book Company to empower teachers and better prepare K-12 students for the future,” said Andrew McGarrity, Thrivist founder and new Director of Digital Solutions for Tennessee Book Company.

About Ingram | www.ingramcontent.com

Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offer numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, librarians and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing and distribution. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram International LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.

About Thrivist

Thrivist is a learning and analytics company that enables K-12 schools to personalize learning and make better decisions based on data. Thrivist’s platform offers districts a way to develop, deliver and manage online learning and correlate learning activities with student performance. Thrivist is based in Franklin, Tennessee. www.thrivist.com.