The History of the Family Business
Dan Sauer opened a small religious bookstore serving prayer groups in Southern California. Books were offered on sonsignment to Catholic parishes.
Dan developed a national one-stop textbook wholesale program, which revolutionized the way schools accessed new and used textbooks.
Educational Sales Company (ESCO) was founded by Dan Sauer as an outsourced sales organization for various textbook resellers.
ESCO began reselling books. Dan Sauer and his daughter, Theresa, opened its first warehouse selling religion books to churches and schools.
ESCO opened its first online bookstore (created by Dan's son-in-law, Jeff Campbell) thorugh the brand ESCObooks.com. The online bookstore era began, and they moved into a 35,000 square foot warehouse.
ESCObooks launched its first ebook reader application on Android, in partnership with ViewSonic.
EdTech Software, LLC was born as an ebook implementation spinoff of Educational Sales Company, and operated by Dan's son, Peter Sauer.
EdTech Solutions was launched as an ebook implementation consulting and training division for schools.
EdTech Software partnered with Varsity Tutors and various test prep partners to offer tutoring and test prep services to students.