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Old 11-05-2019, 07:36 AM   #1
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[Kindle] Author A to Z not working

My kindle is connected to my laptop and I have Calibre open.
When I view Library and click on Author(s) they list alphabetically. However, when I view Device then click on Author(s) my books are listed randomly.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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Could you update your profile to indicate what MODEL Kindle.

Random? or are the sorted by Last name, but viewed by First name Last name

I'm old school: I want Library Order. and I use the {author_sort} in the template. YMMV
First get the Quality check Plugin,
then use it to CHECK the various Metadata Sorts (those that will be red in the Calibre MDE) and fix those
Also Note: Kindles use internal metadata (not file name from the device driver), You need the Metadata plugboard (in Preferences), to adjust what gets done)
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:10 AM   #3
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theducks,
I appreciate the reply but have to admit I don't understand anything of what you just said ��
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Old 11-25-2019, 03:16 AM   #4
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Calibre26--

I've been having the same problem as you for quite awhile now. When my Kindle Voyage is connected to my computer and I'm looking at the books on my device through Calibre I can't get it to sort by author. I click on the author column in Calibre to sort and it seems to sort a few of my books in alphabetic order and then the rest are in a random order.

When I look at the books on my Voyage (when it's not connected to Calibre) and I sort by author the books sort correctly. And when I connect any of my Kobo readers to Calibre, the contents on the device will correctly sort by author.

I'm pretty sure that it doesn't have anything to do with metadata, as the books don't seem to be listed in any certain order. When I sort by another column and then try to sort by author again the books will be sorted in a different order. It doesn't seem to be completely random because as I mentioned earlier a few books will be listed in alphabetic order within the list, but most are completely out of order.

I've had this sort problem with my Voyage for quite awhile--not sure how long. I've had it through several Calibre versions (now running Calibre 4.4) and probably a few Kindle Firmware versions (now running Kindle 5.10.1.1).

I haven't tried a Factory Reset yet, but may eventually try that. I've just been living with the problem. Would be curious if there is anyone else out there that is seeing the same thing--and if anyone has found a cause/solution.

I do have quite a few books on my Kindle (a little of 1,300), but don't see why this would cause this sort of problem.
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This is when you are using Calibres Device View ? This may be a artifact on how the device (Amazon) saves Authors

Possible Work around:

In the main Calibre (Library) view
Search ondevice:true << This shows just the books that have a Tick
Sort the Authors column << this follows Calibres rules
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Thanks for the suggestion theducks. I'll definitely try that when I have a chance. I'll report back here with my results.

In the meantime, I'm curious if anyone aside from me and Calibre26 are having this problem. I have to believe that it's fairly uncommon--otherwise there would be a lot more posts about it.
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