We're bringing textbooks to life.
TextbookHub is a subsidiary of PressReader, the world leader in digital newspaper content conversion and delivery. Founded in 1999, PressReader has developed proprietary tools to convert print-based content and deliver it, in the most useful form, to customers around the world on all popular platforms and devices. We have been working with publishers and readers for over 20 years.
We started TextbookHub in 2018 when we realized that the workflows, tools, and reading experiences created by PressReader were well suited to improving digital textbook reading and delivery to K-12 schools. We believe that reading is enhanced through interacting.
We will continuously transform the modern classroom with our innovative, interactive, evolving platform.
Javier Jurado is an accomplished, successful sales executive with ten years of focused K-12 industry expertise. He is the COO and Head of Sales for TextbookHub, and leads in all aspects of the Customer Service experience and sales organization. He ensures sales objectives are in alignment with the business strategy and that customer service is delivered at the level promised by sales representative. In his role, Javier strategically guides schools through the transition from print to digital; and leverages his broad range of experience in all facets of the customer life-cycle. These include reach, acquisition, conversion, retention, and loyalty.
When he is not in the office or traveling to work hands-on with school administration and teachers, he is working on his second passion- PIZZA! He owns a 1974 firetruck that has had an Italian stone pizza oven fitted onto the firetruck, to create an amazing experience for all who see and taste the pizza! He also spends his free time, hiking, perfecting his cooking skills and taking his poodle on hikes.
Melinda is a natural communicator in her role as Sales Representative at TextbookHub. As a former preschool teacher, collegiate admissions and enrollment counselor; she whole-heartedly believes in the ever- evolving sectors of education. Enriching and empowering teachers and children alike, she knows the importance of sharing tools of knowledge for the best outcomes in learning styles for the classroom and beyond. Her favorite subjects are marine biology, sociology and human behaviors. Last, but not least, in her free time, Melinda enjoys family, flowers, hazelnut coffee, gourmet pastries, waffle fries, Greek Mediterranean food, visiting Florida, vintage shopping and fun road-trips with her dogs to Prescott, Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Arizona. She plans on learning conversational French by 2020.
Tess is an AZ native, who loves reading, traveling, and history. She is a recent graduate from ASU's Mary-Lou Fulton teacher's college program and is now a part of TextbookHub’s team as an account manager. With her bachelor's degree in education; she is excited to use her four years of experience in the classroom as a pathway into the field of educational technology. Combining her love of working with people and innovation; Tess looks forward to building relationships with the schools that TextbookHub hosts. Always looking for improvement, she is enthusiastic about the doors that this company has opened for her and those she works with. When she isn’t working with schools and publishers, you can find Tess at a concert, the beach, or maybe just watching Netflix.
Miriah is an experienced Account Manager at TextbookHub. She left her hometown in Northern Utah in 2018, and found a new home and family at this company. Miriah has multiple experiences in different fields; but found her passion in the private education industry. Between her love for reading and her desire to help schools make sense of the digital world, she is a perfect fit at TextbookHub. She plays an active part in just about every part of the company - from account management to partner relations, and even working to assist in coming up with new TextbookHub features and testing them within the app. Miriah loves to stay active and enjoys hiking and working out. She spends her spare time learning about politics, and cuddling with her rescue pup, Achilles.