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Old 09-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Kindle, Calibre and Author Sort

Help! For some reason I cannot sort/display my books by surname on my Kindle 3 -- instead they are sorted by first name.

In Calibre, I have checked the 'Use Author Sort for Author' box as instructed by others on this forum, reconverted all my books to Mobi, reloaded them all to the Kindle, but still the books are sorted by first name first. It is driving me nuts. Someone somewhere please help!
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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This is what works for me.....make sure both "author" and
"author sort" boxes have the names listed "Last name, first name"

Mine have always loaded perfectly by doing that.
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Many thanks for your prompt reply. How do I do that in Calibre?
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Many thanks for your prompt reply. How do I do that in Calibre?
Select the book and then edit the meta data... you will have to resend the book to the Kindle though so Calibre can update the information
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Yes, what rcuardo said. Sorry, I thought you had already done this.

Highlight the book.

Click on "edit metadata" above.

Make sure names are properly entered in both boxes...

Hit 'okay"

Now sent it or side load it to your K......see if that works.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:25 PM   #6
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is there any shortcut for doing it -- I have 100 plus books...
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is there any shortcut for doing it -- I have 100 plus books...
Slacker. I have over 1300.

I don't know of any shortcut. Have you thought of posting in the Calibre forum?

Never mind I see you just did. Good luck.
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I'm not positive (because I'm one of those backwards people who likes authors listed FN, LN), but I *think* you can do that in the bulk metadata dialogue in calibre.
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