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Old 01-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Useful Collections

For those that use collections how do you use them that's useful? I've tried tags but that creates too many. I never would separate by author. So how are you using collections?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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Separating by genre is one useful way. There's no point in separating by author - simply use author sort mode for that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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A pal of mine that also has a kindle told me to think of a collection as a virtual book shelf on your real world book case. You can put science fiction on one shelf and mystery on the other shelf. I really have not had a use for the collections capability.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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I separate by personal tags that make sense to me

Free Novels: All the Amazon books I got for free that may/may not be good
Pro Novels: Professional novels that I either bought or am reviewing an ARC of
LGBT Novels: Books in that genre that don't have more than one book per author on my Kindle
LGBT Authors: There are probably 10 collections with different author names for this type, where I have more than one LGBT book for an author
Fanfiction: Stories that I have recently sent to my Kindle that I may/may not keep
Fanfiction by Genre: I have about 10 collections with different fanfiction genres that I am keeping permanently on my Kindle
Comic Meta: Books that explore meta in comic books (the actual comics I have I only store on my Kindle Fire HD so I can read them in color)
Nonfiction: Books of that genre

I might have a few more collections, but that's what I remember right now.
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LGBT Novels: Books in that genre that don't have more than one book per author on my Kindle
What's "LGBT"?
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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My collections are eccentric. A lot is by genre, some by author, some by series name (the Vorkosigan saga has a collection all of its own, for example). It depends on how I would look for the book.

Which means, of course, that I can find just about any book I want, but nobody else would be able to make any sense of it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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What's "LGBT"?
Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgender

That's the main genre I write in, so that's where the majority of my reading falls as well.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Thanks - haven't come across that one before.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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I do mine by genre too, but then I also have a "Currently Reading" collection where I keep all the stuff I'm focusing on at the moment in. I use them for Active Content and Audiobooks too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #10
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For those that use collections how do you use them that's useful? I've tried tags but that creates too many. I never would separate by author. So how are you using collections?
With my K3 I used collections for Authors if I had 3 or more of his/her books, Series, Short Stories, NonFiction and a couple other specialty groups like "Currently Reading".

Unfortunately, the plugin doen't work for the PaperWhite.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #11
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i deleted all the tags in my library because there were too many, then i rebuilt them using just goodreads as the source.

ii went from thousands of tags to less than 100 then i deleted the ones i didnt want.

This gives me a core of genres i use.

Im so glad that my kindle is jailbroken and i can use the collections plug in, no fun trying to tag 700 books with multiple collections.
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For Harry: LGBT is a very common term in the US. Maybe different in the UK?

I have very mundane collections:
Biographies -- Read
Nonfiction -- Read
Fiction -- Read
Biographies -- Unread
Nonfiction -- Unread
Fiction -- Unread
Nonfiction -- Samples
Fiction -- Samples
Reference (includes a bible, the kindle directions, how to do yoga etc.)

That's it. The collections are filtered by Author, so hopefully that keeps things together. To keep track of series, I use LibraryThing.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, the plugin doen't work for the PaperWhite.
My pw is jailbroken I've gotten the plugin to work but I have too many tags.
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My pw is jailbroken I've gotten the plugin to work but I have too many tags.
I don't like jailbreaking.
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