The Masquerade Mob is the official street team of The Masquerade Crew. "Mobsters" as our Crew members are now called will be given opportunities to earn "kills" and in return, eventually earn giftcards and other prizes for their participation.
1. Mobsters may only request one book at a time. Mob Bosses may request up to three books at a time.
2. Reviews must be submitted before requesting another book. If the book you selected turns out to be a complete dud and you don't want to finish it, we understand. However, as we have always stated, please do not make this a habit. We will not continue to send you books if you don't review them. Note: No kills will be awarded for DNF (did not finish) books.
3. NO BOOK BASHING! You are free to write negative reviews, but reviews that bash the book or author will not be posted. Please try to keep your reviews constructive and respectful.
4. You are REQUIRED to post your reviews to Amazon. If you do not have an Amazon account, please sign up for one here. You are also welcome to post to your own websites/blogs as well as Goodreads, Barnes&Noble, etc.
5. Reviewer Responsibility Disclaimer: By requesting and receiving a book, you agree not to sell, trade, copy, pirate, scan or replicate any portion of the review copy provided by the author, publisher, or The Masquerade Crew.
WHAT BOOKS ARE WORTH
"LEVEL: UNDERBOSS" books are worth 20 kills. Represented by three Mob Sweeties.
About Soldier Books: These books are listed for three weeks at a time. Soldier books will be listed as a link only with no book cover and will also NOT be kept on-hand. Authors will have to be contacted as each request comes in.
About Underboss Books: Underboss listings will remain active for three months with newer listings being featured first. Underboss books will be listed with book covers and also be kept on-hand, significantly reducing the wait time for books.
***As of June 27, 2016, the Lieutenant listing has been removed.
HOW THE MOB SYSTEM WORKS
Mobsters can only earn kills for books REVIEWED on Amazon. No review, no kills.
Each review book is worth a certain amount of kills. The amount of kills awarded to each reviewer depends on how many reviewers request that book.
For example, if the ABC Book is worth 20 kills and 10 mobsters request it, then each mobster will earn 2 kills for their reviews. But if only 2 mobsters request the book, then they will each be awarded 10 kills for their reviews. Mob Bosses will earn 2 extra kills for every book they review.
Every 40 Kills earns a $5 Amazon/B&N Giftcard (or to any book retailer).
HOW WE TRACK KILLS
DeeJay will keep track of kills behind the scenes, but we also encourage mobsters to track their own kills as well. Once the deadline for a particular listing has passed, the book will be removed from the list and no more requests will be accepted. We will keep a running list of all mobsters, the books they've reviewed, and the kills awarded for each book. Mobsters may request a tally of their kills at any time.
Mobsters will be given three months from the date the review book is sent to read and post their review to Amazon. Any reviews submitted after the deadline will not receive any kills, but must be submitted anyway before requesting another book.
Mobsters are allowed only allowed to submit three DNF (Did Not Finish) claims before they are removed from our mailing list and prevented from reviewing anymore books for the Mob. We strive to do our best to protect the integrity of our authors' work and we cannot keep sending books to mobsters who do not review them.
Crew members must be invited to become a Mob Boss. There is no application process and no list of qualifications you must meet to become one. Mob Bosses are selected by DeeJay at her discretion ONLY. Just know, you have to review a LOT of books on a consistent basis to even be considered. So if you're interested in reaching Mob Boss status, then reading and reviewing as many books as possible is the only thing you can do.
EXCLUSIVE TO MOBSTERS
Mobsters who are also authors may receive a "Underboss" listing for FREE after they have reviewed at least three books. This is a one time deal ONLY and is only applicable to current Mob members! Mob Bosses may receive THREE (3) FREE "Underboss" listings at any time. Visit the Masquerade Authors page for details about what each listing entails.