I joined EPIC after becoming a published e-author and am now wondering why. (It seemed like the thing to do at the time--which, I'll admit, is a duh-head reason if ever I heard one!) Anyway, what exactly do members get for their membership fee? What does EPIC offer or do for its members? And what's the deal with the Eppie Awards? Why isn't the entry-fee money divided among the winners? Where does all that money go? Is judging fair or biased? Is the award a reasonably accurate measure of an e-book's merit, a popularity contest, or testimony to a good PR campaign? Do award winners see increased sales?
Clearly, I'm burning with curiosity about this organization; I can't seem to get a fix on it. I'm trying to decide whether or not to renew my membership, because I ain't gettin' rich through e-publishing and my paltry earnings have to be doled out carefully. So, I'd appreciate any information or opinions as well as hearing about personal experiences.