About the Contest

HCC March Madness

We're celebrating TEN years of Madness – HCC March Madness, that is!

HCC March Madness is an annual event that features 64 beloved books – one of which readers will crown as this year’s champion. Starting on March 3rd, readers will vote in match-ups to determine which books will advance to the next round. There are 6 rounds in total, and at the end one book will be announced the champion. The best part? It’s all determined by YOUR votes!

Looking for ways to support your favourite book? You can tweet, post, or share on social media using the hashtag #HCCMarchMadness. It’s all in good fun, so feel free to champion as many books as you’d like.

The best part of HCC March Madness? One of YOU will take home a library of all 64 books! 

Once you've voted on each match-up you'll be asked to submit a contest entry. You can vote every hour, but you can only enter the contest once a day. If you have any questions or concerns please email hccontests@harpercollins.com. Sorry, our contest is only open to Canadians, but anyone can vote.

Don't know who to vote for? Download a book to read!

For the duration of the tournament, all 64 books competing in HCC March Madness have a special sale price at all e-book retailers. That's right – you can download books from Kobo, Amazon, iBooks and Google for $4.99 or under. 

Shop the HCC March Madness collection at Kobo here

Contest Rules & Regulations >> 

Have a question? See the FAQ section here.



HCC March Madness begins at 12:00 PM EST on March 3rd!

Tournament Timeline:

March 3rd – March 8th
Round 1:
See the 64 books in the 2016 HCC March Madness tournament and cast your votes in the first round.  

March 9th – March 15th
Round 2: 32 books move forward, so be sure to support your favourites! 

March 16th – March 22nd 
Round 3: HCC March Madness is down to the Sweet 16. Don't miss your chance to vote!

March 23rd – March 29th
Round 4: Only the the Elite 8 remain. If you haven't read one of these, be sure to download them while they're on sale!

March 30th – April 2nd
Round 5: Only the Final 4 are left; but only 1 can be crowned champion.

April 3rd – April 5th
 The Final Round: 2 books will remain, and your votes will determine the winner of HCC March Madness 2017!

April 6th we will announce the winning book. On April 7th, the winner of the 64-book prize pack!