I had submitted two poems as part of their songwriting contest (none of them published on this blog) for about 49 bucks and one of them got the runner up nomination. Do you think the 49 bucks was well spent?
UPDATE: I again submitted one song to them and again was close to winning but did not win. Does anything sound fishy here? Is songoftheyear.com the real deal? Or is it just a way to lure songwriters with false hope and make them keep paying money to the website owners to get an entry in the contest? No idea. Here is another 'award' I got lol:
Out on a whim I started writing a couple of non-fiction ebooks under a new pen name. As a matter of fact, that was what I used to do as a career before I started writing fiction; before that, I was definitely a fiction and poetry writer (I mean, in my academic years). As of now I seem to be earning more from nonfiction than fiction. It doesn't surprise me though.
A first look at KDP select doesn't look as bad as everyone paints it to be, but then again I am not one to put all my eggs in one basket. Let us say that, out of the three non-fiction ebooks I have published there, only one is enrolled in KDP select. I almost enrolled another one too but backed out soon after (you get three days to quit the program: the 'buyer's remorse' thing). So far so good. We will see how it turns out to be.