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Old 02-23-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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I gave up the Sony Reader Library. Or rather, IT gave up on me. When I get 17(!) error messages when I install a program, and then the program refuses to start after it's initial "welcome, this is going to be great", I give up. I am not adverse to tinkering with programs, but hey... I tinker with the ones that work, in order to make them work better. I stay away from the ones that doesn't work in the first place.

So, I ended with Calibre, and so far, I am happy with this. Some minor problems with connections (things stop etc), but at least the program works.

Now, I seem to be having a problem with organizing my "collection".

When I pick up my Agatha Christie, I want to read about Marple, Poirot or "somebody else". Marple and Poirot are in my "collection", and after some hard work on my part, they are in the correct order. The rest are in "crime". With other authors. AND with Marple and Poirot. Not unreasonable, as "tags" and "series" are both organized in "my collection" on my reader.

But I kind of want to find Marple in "Miss Marple" and not everywhere else.

So, I seem to be giving up "tags" for organizeing my reader (and use it instead to organize my collection in Calibre), and I wonder...

Is it any easy way to get authors name in the series-slot if the series-slot is empty?

Then I would get, in "my collection" on the reader, "Poirot", "Marple" and "Agatha Christie". And I could definitely live with that...
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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From what I understand you want to create collections from the author names? You can select which metadata fields to create collections from in the Sony device interface plugin (see preferences->plugins->device interface plugins, look for the Sony plugin and customize that).
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Then I would get, in "my collection" on the reader, "Poirot", "Marple" and "Agatha Christie". And I could definitely live with that...
As Manichean said you can control collections in the Sony device plugin. If you put author_sort with series then Authors would also be listed under collections.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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But then I would have
1. The series by any author as "series" in my collection
2. The author as "author" in my collection, and this "author"-tag would include the series by this author?
Whereas I only want the books NOT in a series to be listed by that author...

I know I am making this a lot harder than it has to be. But the way my mind works, I want my books to be ONE place in my collection unless i do a search.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:41 AM   #5
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Create a new Series-type Custom column called nonseries
(You could even use the existing series column)

In entries for books not in a series, put author name in nonseries column and then use the series number to show them in an order your happy with (maybe publish order)

Then in Sony-plugin, add #nonseries to collections
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