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Old 07-12-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
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Arrow Kobo Store: Searching, browsing and discovering - observations & suggestions.

I think the Kobo Store is great if you know exactly what you are looking for: You enter the Author / Title / ISBN / ... and you can buy that publication.

If I want to discover new books/authors, I have to resort to Amazon. That's just one aspect, and I find this is pretty hard to put into words. So maybe anyone who thinks that the store experience could be improved please help me to put that into words and into more specific suggestions.

The first suggestion I have is concerning the search: It really should be a bit stricter in terms of what is displays as search results.

Example 1: A search for the author named "Bronson Lemer". 341 results although there is only one single book published by this author. Should be 1 "good" result with maybe 10 remotely close matches, separated by a line or space.

Example 2: A search for the author named "Steven Zeeland". He has published several books, but none have been published as electronic books so far. This search yields 4155 results (apparently anything containing the term "Steven"), although there should really be 0 results.

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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Another thing is the category "Free Books". It is perfectly understandable that this category probably isn't very high priority as it does not generate revenue (at least not directly), but when I click on it, all I receive is an endless string of books, hundreds of them in a row, umpteen pages And thats it I feel like this should be different.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Example 1: A search for the author named "Bronson Lemer". 341 results although there is only one single book published by this author. Should be 1 "good" result with maybe 10 remotely close matches, separated by a line or space.
I pout her name in surroudned by quotes. Got a single hit! The Last Deployment

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Example 2: A search for the author named "Steven Zeeland". He has published several books, but none have been published as electronic books so far. This search yields 4155 results (apparently anything containing the term "Steven"), although there should really be 0 results.
Again, searching for "Steven Zeeland" (in quotes) no hits!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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Yes, it's the same as searching on Google. Put quotation marks around the author's name and it will only search for that 2 word combo.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:12 PM   #5
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oh, thanks I use the quotes on Google every day, but somehow that didn't cross my mind Well ok, that does indeed produce search results to my taste.

But you run into trouble with quotes if there is an initial from a middle name, or some different spelling like Leo Tolstoi / Lew Tolstoy / Lyof N. Tolstoi, or if first/last name are in reverse order like Tolstoy, Lew (which I have yet to see on the Kobo store, but nevertheless).
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What I find annoying is if you start typing an author's name, it pops up suggestions as you type, so you click on the suggestion - and you get 100's of hits (some very unrelated) - their suggestions really should be treated the same as the name in quotes.
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