Tokens are our network's currency. There are lots of ways to earn and use tokens, and more will be added as our network grows.

The tables below show how many tokens are credited/debited for various activities. We've also been known to give members tokens for other reasons, so keep an eye on the token tab in your Dashboard ... you may find a nice surprise there from time to time!

Earn tokens by

Activity Eligible Members Tokens Credited Notes
Adding a Reader subscription  Reader 1/month Reader members earn one token a month. This allows you to decline one review assignment per quarter without having to use any earned tokens*
Creating your reviewer profile Reader 10 This is a one-time benefit.
Creating an Author/Pen name profile Author 5 This is a one-time benefit.
Publishing a book to our book directory Author 5 This is a one-time benefit.
Reviewing a service provider Author 5 Author members earn 5 tokens for each review of a Service Provider who worked with them on a book the author has posted to our book directory.
Submitting a regular review on time
(within 28 days of assignment)
Reader 10 Your review must meet our Review Guidelines
Submitting a regular review late
(within 31 days of assignment)
Reader 6 Your review must meet our Review Guidelines
Submitting a rush review on time
(within 14 days of assignment)
Reader 20 Your review must meet our Review Guidelines
Submitting rush review late
(within 17 days of assignment)
Reader 15 Your review must meet our Review Guidelines
Cross-posting your review to a book vendor website Reader 3/cross-post Maximum two cross-posts per review*


*please allow up to 1 week for us to verify and credit your tokens

Use tokens to

Activity Eligible Members Tokens Debited Notes
Request a review of your book Author 15 Maximum two review requests per month.* 
Decline to review a book assigned to you Reader 3 If your reviewer status is AVAILABLE, you should respond to a review assignment within 72 hours of notification. You may decline to review the assigned book during this timeframe, but it will cost you a few tokens.
Failure to respond to a review assignment Reader 6 If your reviewer status is AVAILABLE, you should respond to a review assignment within 72 hours of notification. If you do not respond during that timeframe, we cancel the assignment and deduct tokens from your account.
Failure to submit a review  Reader 10 If you fail to submit a review you agreed to provide by the deadline plus our 3-day grace period (i.e., submit a regular review by day 31 or a rush review by day 17), we consider that failure to review.

* This number will change as our membership grows.