Ashay by the Bay Blog

Back To School is Happening Now!

Back To School is Happening Now!

  Summer was great and we sold books at lots of festivals.  I love that, because I can select and teach about African American and Multi-Cultural Children’s Books.  So, now we are in the zone with Back to School for 2019.  This year our promotion includes a 10% Discount on all Purchase Orders. And if you order one of Ashay’s African American and Spanish Bi-Lingual School Collections you will also receive a FREE Counter Wire Display.  Yes, and I have been told by several happy customers, that they “love” the counter display for their classrooms!    Give us your Purchase...

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When Writing A Children’s Book Don’t Forget Dyslexic or Struggling Readers

When Writing A Children’s Book Don’t Forget Dyslexic or Struggling Readers

I meet new authors all the time who are writing or have written a children’s book.  And who are promoting their books and seeking distribution.  Word of advice, please remember all children are not at the same reading level and some may have real difficulty reading the text.  Knowing this ahead of time and taking into consideration that some children may have a learning disability will add to the success of your book.  So often I turn down book suggestions for my collections because they are not designed well and lack good illustration.  Fancy fonts  I came across this article...

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BIG SUMMER DEAL! SAVE 5% More On The Entire Store!

BIG SUMMER DEAL!  SAVE 5% More On The Entire Store!

Happy Juneteenth and Happy Summer Everyone! The weather is going to be hot this summer and I wanted to do something special  for my customers.  So from June 1st thru August 1st you will SAVE  5% MORE On EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! That includes all  books on the website that are already on deal with specials ranging from 5 - 40% off.  And it includes all children and adult books.  It does not include School Collections, but those are already discounted 10%.     NO COUPON IS REQUIRED the 5% SAVINGS will be added at the checkout.  So now is...

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Morehouse College Grads Get A Huge Blessing!

Morehouse College Grads Get A Huge Blessing!

I love this. Everyone has heard about Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s promise to pay off the student loan debt of the 2019 Graduating Class at Moorehouse. His Generosity Pays It Forward and will Help Advance The Community for Years to come. We need other wealthy members in our community to step up like this. Education is the key!  

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A Mother’s Influence

A Mother’s Influence

Mother’s Day this year was wonderful. I spent part of the day with my soon to be daughter in law and we enjoyed lunch and just talking.   But as I thought about how I raised my son, I was reminded of the importance of the power that we have as Mother’s to influence the kind of literature our children are reading.  We can’t just depend on the schools to send our kids home with good books to read.  We have to teach our children to love reading and to seek out literature they will enjoy as well as literature...

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