|1. There will be a field of 64 nominated books published in 2012 that were nominated by the readers and bloggers of Dear Author and Smart Bitches.|
2. There are eight nominated books in each category. The 8 categories of books are:
- Young Adult
- Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance
- Novel with Romantic Elements
- Novellas/Short Story
3. Each reader who wishes to participate will have a few days to fill out his or her bracket of winners.
4. Once the tournament begins, we’ll be holding daily votes to determine which books advance through the tournament. We’re pitting book against book within the categories, and then, as the tournament advances, books will face off against one another across genre and subgenre until we reach the Book of the Year.