About the Contest

HCC March Madness

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 1st, 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? Four of YOU will take home a library of all 16 books in your favourite bracket!

Once you've voted on each match-up, you'll be asked to submit a contest entry and tell us which bracket is your favourite. You can vote every hour, but you can only enter the contest once a day. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]. 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, the e-book editions of 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, Apple Books, and Google for $3.99 or under.

A select number of books with audiobook editions are also down-priced at Kobo and Apple Books! Click through the books on the Brackets page to learn more and get your copies.

Shop the entire HCC March Madness collection here.

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HCC March Madness begins at 10:00 AM EST on March 1st!

Tournament Timeline:

March 1st — March 7th
Round 1:
See the 64 books in the 2023 HCC March Madness tournament and cast your votes in the first round.

March 8th – March 14th
Round 2: 32 books move forward. Be sure to support your favourites!

March 15th – March 21st
Round 3: HCC March Madness is down to the Sweet 16. Don't miss your chance to vote!

March 22nd – March 27th
Round 4: Only the Elite 8 remain. If you haven't read these books, be sure to download them while they are still on sale!

March 28th – March 30th
Round 5: The Final 4 are left, but only 1 can be crowned champion...

March 31st – April 1st
The Final Round: 2 books remain, and your votes will determine the winner of HCC March Madness 2023!

On April 3rd, we will announce the winning book.

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