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Old 04-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Sony book sort

I bought a PRS-505 and downloaded a lot of classics from their E-book store. The books are sorted by first name, not last name. This must be some sort of ghastly joke by Sony. Is there any way to fix it?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Nope, that's just Sony's way! Sorry!
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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I sort by title. I can never remember authors for half my books anyway.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:10 AM   #4
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You can create collections which will make it easier to find books. I have my books sorted into about 5 categories.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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You can create collections which will make it easier to find books. I have my books sorted into about 5 categories.
I create collections also. I have a few collections by author, and other by genre or some other category that makes sense to me.

I was also extremely annoyed by the "sorting by first name" thing. I also noticed that if the book was given a name like "Dickens, Charles" it would put it under D for Dickens. But if I had another book by same author that was listed as "Charles Dickens," it would put it under C for Charles. Whichever word is first is the word that is used to put it into order. I saw someone mention on here once that it was probably because Japanese names were in a different order. I'm not sure how true that is, but it sort of makes sense.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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The really odd thing is that Sony's ebook format (LRF/LRX) has a field whose most obvious use would be to serve as a sort key for author names... and Sony's firmware ignores it! Go figure.

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