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Old 03-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question Calibre's collections plugin didn't work

I have some 200 .mobi ebooks in 7 collections on my newish Kindle Keyboard and in calibre. Browsing a Kindle collection in supposedly author order, books are listed by forename, then surname. I want them ordered in the way one normally expects listings by names to be - ie Surname first, then forename. Calbre with the Collections plugin appeared to offer a way to do this.

So- followed plugin's instructions and imported the Kindle collections into a new calibre column, then copied author_sort to author column (option in Tags). Then selected a few records & a collection name from Custom Metadata and sent them to the Kindle.

But instead of appearing on the Kindle in the selected collection the selected books all appeared 'uncollectioned' on the Home page and had to be added one-by-one to the collection. Also, although actually now in surname order, names were shown as forename ,surname.

I also tried the Create collections on the Kindle from calbre. That looked fine on preview, but when run, just dumped all the books onto the Home page (30 odd pages!)

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong
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And ensure "sort by collections" is selected on the kindle.
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I did - though the KIndle didn't restart as I expected,when I exited the collections plug-in, and I had to do so from the kindle.

And can anyone explain why the Kindle display is forename+ surname, though the names are actually in surname order. I have both author & author_sort in Calibre as LN/FN order?
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And can anyone explain why the Kindle display is forename+ surname, though the names are actually in surname order. I have both author & author_sort in Calibre as LN/FN order?
That's just the way that the Kindle displays names.
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>>And ensure "sort by collections" is selected on the kindle.<<
Thanks - Yes - that's my normal layout
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