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Old 01-09-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Is it possible to assign books to folders designated to various genres?

Hello.

So I've just recently acquired a Sony Reader Touch and, after quickly getting used to its imperfections, am now strongly in love with it. Were the headphone jack only a tiny bit wider, I'd shamelessly prove that.

Anyways, I've stuffed an 8gb Pro Duo and a 2gb SD card into the slots and have transferred so far about 800 or so books/pdfs and whatnot. Using Calibre, I have spent hours upon hours renaming file after file to correct all the naming errors so I can have a relatively tidy collection amassed on my reader. Problem is, it still looks a bit of a mess.

I was wondering, is there any way for me to compartmentalise the collection into various folders all related to their various genres - i.e. have my history books in one folder, my classics in another, and my 'improve your sex life' self-help books in yet another? It would really help when I manage to get a lady back and quickly want to recall what the clitoris is and exactly where it's located...
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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The short answer is no but, as you use calibre, why not use the collections facility in Calibre... you can tag books as history, classics, self-help ;-) etc and then use collections from Menu on the Touch. Not quite as simple as stuffing in relevant folders but works pretty well.
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Going to take a looooong time of editing, but I suppose that's good enough. Thanks!
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Going to take a looooong time of editing, but I suppose that's good enough. Thanks!
You can mass edit the books - ie hilight all the Thrillers and just add tag etc....
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Are nested collections supported on the 600? If not then doing it this way will mean losing the ability to have book series grouped together on the device.
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I'm not sure if nested collections are possible, but it is possible for a book to be part of two collections. For instance, on my device "The Colour of Magic" is in both the 'Discworld' series collection and my 'Fantasy & Sci-Fi' tag collection.
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No - collections are single level but, as has been said, a book can be a member of multiple collections.
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