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Old 02-02-2019, 12:19 PM   #1
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Author First/Last Name Confusion

I have just replaced my Sony PRS-T1 with a Forma and really like it.

When I go into My Books>Authors>Sort:last (or first) name, some books are listed twice once under the first name and once under the last name, in the same list. For instance War of the Worlds appears twice in the list, once under "H. G." and once under "Wells". Similarly "A Place of Execution" has entries under "Val" and "McDermid".

All these entries appeared correctly in the Sony.

In Calibre the authors name is entered using the format lastname, firstname

I can't work out why this should happen with some authors and not others, and why for one book by a particular author and not the other 8 books by the same author!

In the My Books>Books list, all titles/authors appear correctly - i.e.
"War of the Worlds
Wells, H. G."

Any help in correcting this so that the book only appears once in each list would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 02-02-2019, 08:03 PM   #2
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I have just replaced my Sony PRS-T1 with a Forma and really like it.

When I go into My Books>Authors>
In Calibre the authors name is entered using the format lastname, firstname
ARAIR, Kobo's firmware uses the , as the divider for multiple authors. So you are sending your example as a book with two authors, one named H. G. and the other named Wells.

Keep the author name in calibre as FN LN and default the author sort column to LN, FN. The Quality Check plugin has an option under fix to swap LN, FN to FN LN (or vice versa).

So instead of showing Piper, H. Beam, you would enter H. Beam Piper and calibre will enter it in the author sort column as Piper, H. Beam. At times, a manual correction may be needed (L. Sprague de Camp defaults to an author sort of Camp, L. Sprague de but this can be corrected in the Manage Authors menu item (right click on Authors on the left column).
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thats sorted it.

Many thanks,
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