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Okra Picks Schedule Change

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Okra Picks Deadline Change: Deadline for SUMMER Okra Picks nominations is May 15

Okra PicksBeginning in May, SIBA's Okra Picks program calendar has been updated to give booksellers and publishers more time to promote each season's titles and to allow for active pre-order campaigns for the forthcoming books. Accordingly, nomination deadlines for each season have been pushed back by two weeks. The new Okra Picks schedule is as follows:

  • Spring (April-June titles):

    Nomination Deadline: February 15
    Okra Picks Announced: April 1

  • Summer (July-September titles):

    Nomination Deadline: May 15
    Okra Picks Announced: July 1

  • Fall (October-December titles):

    Nomination Deadline: August 15
    Okra Picks Announced: October 1

  • Winter (January-March titles):

    Nomination Deadline: November 15
    Okra Picks Announced: January 1

Okra Picks 

Okra Picks is SIBA's program to highlight forthcoming books of southern interest that its booksellers are especially excited about. Since its inception, the program has spotlighted new books by favorite southern authors such as Joshilyn Jackson, Rick Bragg, Ron Rash, and Tayari Jones, and also break out books by debut and emerging authors such as Wiley Cash, T. Geronimo Johnson, Brian Panowich, Leonard Pitts, Jr. and Holly Goddard Jones.

Nominations are only accepted from SIBA member booksellers, and may be submitted in any of the following ways:

Via the Okra Picks nomination form
By submitting a review to Edelweiss
By emailing the nomination to okrapicks@sibaweb.com

More information about Okra Picks can be found at

https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/page/ad_opx

Current Season Okra Picks | Okra Picks Archive

 

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Okra Pick Nominations Due 3/1 -- Remind Your Accounts!

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Okra PicksEncourage your accounts to speak up for your books! Okra Pick Nominations due 3/1

Nominations for the Spring Okra Picks are due on March 1. Booksellers can nominate a book by reviewing it on Edelweiss, or by submitting a nomination form:

https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/page/ok_nom

To be eligible, books must be Southern in nature or by a Southern author (or both) and have a publication date of 4/1-6/30. Nominations must come from SIBA member booksellers, so now is the time to reach out to your accounts and encourage them to speak up on behalf of your books!

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