Here are a few of the questions we’ve fielded over Twitter and via email. Feel free to ask us about the competition if there’s anything you don’t quite get!
Q. Who picked the books?
A. Sarah and Jane did with some help from Jane’s blogging mates. This year one book in each category will be nominated by the readers.
Q: Why isn’t X book on there?
A: We don’t know but probably because there were so many good books, it was hard to cull down to just 8 per category.
Q: Why does the Bracket have abbreviated titles and no author names?
A: The software has a character limitation and so we are only allotted so much space. You may want to print out the printable finalist lists to help you discern the title of each book with the author.
Q: Can I submit more than one bracket?
A: We ask that you don’t. We will have a second chance tournament.
Q: Can I resubmit my bracket choices?
A: Yes – we will post the deadline.
Q: I’m trying to tell people to vote for me – but they can’t find where to vote! What’s going on?
A: Voting hasn’t started yet. Voting will occur via polls that will run on the DABWAHA Blog. Right now, people are selecting their brackets – who they think will win each round until Book of the Year is selected.
Q: What if there is a tie?
There are some tiebreakers built in. In other words, if your bracket and someone else’s bracket has the same points at the end, the software program looks to the following tie breakers:
1) Whether you correctly picked the champion.
2) Who had the most books in round 6 correct.
3) Who had the most books in round 5 correct.
If by some miracle, your brackets are still tied, we will look to which one of you is guessed how many entrants there are to the tournament. This number you will leave in the comment section of your bracket.