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Old 05-20-2019, 03:54 PM   #31
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Have you tried LibraryThing? Great for series, but not so good for tracking reading.
I used to use LibraryThing for tracking reading. Their site seems better to me in that regard. The problem is that they don't have a mobile app for it.

In most things, I prefer LT to GoodReads.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:17 PM   #32
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I used to use LibraryThing for tracking reading. Their site seems better to me in that regard. The problem is that they don't have a mobile app for it.

In most things, I prefer LT to GoodReads.
They do now. That's actually one of the ways I got my lifetime membership, by trying it out. for android though. hang on....

https://blog.librarything.com/main/2...thing-android/

And there's a link in that page to the ios version too.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:14 PM   #33
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Not as extensive as FactFiction (they will be so missed!) is https://www.fantasticfiction.com/ - better than nothing. Amazon's Following always announces books a year in advance for me and I'm not going to keep up with that far in advance - wonder if there is a setting somewhere that requests the date as others on here say they aren't getting notices until after the book is published.
Thank you for letting me know about this site, signed up!
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:17 AM   #34
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They do now. That's actually one of the ways I got my lifetime membership, by trying it out. for android though. hang on....

https://blog.librarything.com/main/2...thing-android/

And there's a link in that page to the ios version too.
Sorry. My message was unclear. LT DOES have a mobile app. But when I used it a while back, it was pretty much only for cataloging. I don't remember being able to add read dates, visit the forums or stuff like that. I'll try it again, since it's been a while.

Overall, I prefer LibraryThing to Goodreads by a country mile. I'm a lifetime member there because I donated. I also have one of their t-shirts. But they aren't friendly to casually going in to mark a book as a current read on my phone.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:52 AM   #35
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I am heartsick! I had over 300 series on my list and always entered a book after I completed it and used the list to decide what to read next. For anal people like me, this one site met all my needs. I also use LibraryThing and Goodreads but they were not my go to site for series information. I hope someone will develop a replacement.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:10 AM   #36
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Series info is entered by volunteers. Sometimes there are multiple/different ways that series numbers can be entered. For example, chronological, publication date, author preference and add-on publications.
I know, I'm a librarian there and update that stuff. I meant they do not have interest with suggestions/requests on adding additional features for series tracking. Maybe one day, but I'm not holding my breath
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I am heartsick! I had over 300 series on my list and always entered a book after I completed it and used the list to decide what to read next. For anal people like me, this one site met all my needs. I also use LibraryThing and Goodreads but they were not my go to site for series information. I hope someone will develop a replacement.
We can hope :/
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Sorry. My message was unclear. LT DOES have a mobile app. But when I used it a while back, it was pretty much only for cataloging. I don't remember being able to add read dates, visit the forums or stuff like that. I'll try it again, since it's been a while.

Overall, I prefer LibraryThing to Goodreads by a country mile. I'm a lifetime member there because I donated. I also have one of their t-shirts. But they aren't friendly to casually going in to mark a book as a current read on my phone.

Gotcha. I think it is still pretty limited
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:36 AM   #39
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I was just reviewing old emails to see what books were added to series I follow and was surprised by its shutdown. For notifications of upcoming books being added to a series it was the best. I had about 50 series being tracked. I never missed a new release using this service and managed to catch most all of the short stories released between main novels as well.

Looking through the thread I haven't seen a source that provides this service near as well. Did I miss something? What site are you all going to use as a replacement?

I guess I'll give fantastic fiction a try.

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Old 05-25-2019, 05:29 AM   #40
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I was just reviewing old emails to see what books were added to series I follow and was surprised by its shutdown. For notifications of upcoming books being added to a series it was the best. I had about 50 series being tracked. I never missed a new release using this service and managed to catch most all of the short stories released between main novels as well.

Looking through the thread I haven't seen a source that provides this service near as well. Did I miss something? What site are you all going to use as a replacement?

I guess I'll give fantastic fiction a try.
Let me know if you find anything so far I haven't found something that works as well as fictfact used to. Part of the reason I feel is because a lot of series data and where a ss falls in the series was manually curated by the devs and the website users. I personally submitted about 35-40 series and 100+ books. I am hoping someone implements similar functionality into their website.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:21 AM   #41
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I haven't gotten a link as of yet and the only thing on the site is the book report, which has never worked well for me in the past
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:32 PM   #42
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http://Fictiondb.com is another site that will send emails alerts when a new book is due out. I have never used that service so I don't know how well it works.

They also have more information on the website about series, genre's, authors etc. and has lists of upcoming books listed by month among other things.

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Old 05-28-2019, 05:05 PM   #43
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http://Fictiondb.com is another site that will send emails alerts when a new book is due out. I have never used that service so I don't know how well it works.

They also have more information on the website about series, genre's, authors etc. and has lists of upcoming books listed by month among other things.
From what I just spot checked, it is very lacking. I found some books in series that doesn't have the series itself. Or if it does, it is outdated. Some authors I checked have no new books listed after 2017. A SS in a series if it has multiple sources only shows the first one that got entered.

It might be a good service if you already know about a series, but not as a research tool to find out more about a series if you stumble on a book in it.
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I used FictFact for many years and was also bummed to see that it closed down (I did see the announcement on Facebook).

The functionality that I'll miss and that I don't see replicated anywhere else (please correct me if I'm wrong!) is to get an overview of a series and to see which books I have already read. I can (and do) use FantasticFiction to see what books are in a series, but I track my books read in Goodreads, which is pretty awful for series tracking.
Exactly how I use those sites. I don't use Facebook and it's a shame they didn't have the info on their site until they zapped stuff. Yes, the CV lists books I read, but I had markers for series I wanted to start recommended by others. Ok, whining over. Nothing lasts which is why I'm moving stuff to a spreadsheet. What I don't get is why this thread didn't show up when I select NEW posts. Not once did it show up or I would have known a couple of weeks ago.
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Yes, PLEASE, if somebody discovers or creates a similar website, DO holler out! FictFact was the best and easiest for series.

There were quite a few cases where I followed only one or two series from an author, and don't really want an email about xxth installment in some other series. Also, FictFact covered situations where different authors write in the same series and notified me even when story by somebody I'd never heard of was added.

I'll light a candle for FictFact
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