Science Fiction

The Tablo Sci-Fi Community for readers and writers to connect and discuss all things spaces, science and futuristic.

Community Guidelines and Rules - Please read first.

Welcome to Science Fiction & Fantasy, I’m Jim. your Community Manager and I'm really looking forward to building this SciFi Fantasy community.

It's really important that we all be respectful of each other, regardless of our views and opinions. It's understandable we're all different and this community more so than others. So here are some things to consider.

Do:

✅ Be respectful.
This may be an online space, but we’re all equals no matter where we share our thoughts and opinions.

✅ Keep your comments focused and on topic, according to each discussion.
This helps facilitate the best, most productive conversations.

✅ Protect your privacy.
Comments in the community are visible to the general public. You shouldn’t post anything here that you wouldn’t say in public. Don’t give out personal information such as email addresses, telephone numbers or street addresses.

Don’t:

❌ Be hateful.
Disagreements can lead to great progress. However, insulting individuals and bullying will not be tolerated. Members that use obscenities, personal insults, ethnic slurs or other disparaging language will be removed.

❌ Publish material that does not belong to you.
You must be the owner (or have obtained approval from the owner) to claim any material as your own.

❌ Defame or breach an individual’s privacy.
This is illegal. Authors that publish or post material that is untrue, or designed to negatively target an individual, will be removed from the community.

❌ Forget to have fun.

If you have any questions about these rules, or need further clarification, comment below and I’ll be happy to answer any questions! If you have something a little more private to say, or need to report a member who has breached these guidelines, reach me at hello@tablo.io

A great community is nothing but a sum of all its members, so now: take a look around, add your books to the community, and join or start some discussions!

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Hi all,
I've published sci-fi and fantasy on Amazon. Marketing is incredibly frustrating. I want to be writing, not trying to sell myself. Favorite authors: Connie Willis, R.A. MacAvoy, Terry Pratchet are the first to come to mind. Any promo suggestions that don't cost anything would be much appreciated.
Sue

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Hi Susan, welcome to the SFF community. Marketing, especially in this era of self publishing seems almost more important than the actual content, that is, getting readers to find you in an ocean of online stories. TBH, I'm not that experienced in the marketing field myself and I struggle with the same issues, preferring storytelling to hard-selling. However, check out some of the articles written by a fellow Tablo-ee, Laura Cordero, in particular, "How to succeed as an Independent Author..." and "How to Market Yourself as an Indie Author..." Hope it helps, cheers Jim

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Hi VG, thanks for asking this, sorry for the delay in response but there's been a fair bit of development going on in the background and the updates have now been released, just today in fact!! You can add your book into the Sci-Fi Community by clicking on 'Submit Book' icon on the front screen of the SFF Community. Hope this assists, regards Jim

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I joined on a whim and a prayer, really. My magnum octopus is part sci-fi, part fantasy, part coming of age, part homily/polemic-or so I think. Putting books in set categories seems unduly prescriptive, in my opinion.

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