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Old 05-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #46
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:39 AM   #47
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This seems like a good place...

Is it possible to have Kindle assign books to collections automatically?

I've one series of 4 books that have the metadata titles of "Blah blah trilogy Book X: Something".

I was thinking about setting up collections as I have a lot of long series and a lot of singles, and scrolling through looking for what I feel like reading is time consuming...so I started fiddling.

And discovered that although I've never fiddled with Collections before, those 4 side-loaded books were already in their own Collection, including Cloud collection.

I've never done anything to them except change the metadata title (Sigil > KP 2.943) so they sort in order, as they were all published about the same year(s)...

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:32 PM   #48
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I only have a kindle keyboard. On the newer kindles when you sort by author does it act like sorting by collections where on the home screen only the collection titles show up and you have to select a collection name to see the titles in it, or do they still when sorting by author still list ALL the titles on the home page? I've got about a thousand books in my kindle and when sorting by collections its a manageable 11 pages. By author it's over 100 pages often in the wrong order because Amazon uses the first name instead of the last sometimes. I had to create collections for each author to compress things (I read a lot of series).
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:47 PM   #49
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To my mind at least, the whole idea of Collections is to allow faster easier browsing. To get to where you want without having to wade through heaps.

You can only achieve so much, with one level of Collections. So what we should really have, is a second level ... or if you like - Sub Collections.

For instance, you could have a main Collection called Fantasy, and sub collections within that based on the name of an author, where you have more than one book by an author. Individual books can remain in the root of the main Collection, or be put in a sub collection called Others etc.

Another alternative, would be to have an author as a main Collection, and sub collections within that based on series name.

Having that second level of Collections, makes things far more flexible, and reduces what you need to wade through, significantly more.

I've gotten to the point now, where I don't download many of my purchases to my devices, because it just means too much to wade through, certainly in some categories. It would be far easier, if I could split things up within a Category (Collection), with Author name being an obvious way to do so.

I truly hate things being all mixed up and all over the place. Things need to be organized.

And when I am deciding on a book to read, I often overlook what is not on a device, because it is just far more simple to do so. So the current state of affairs isn't doing many of the authors I have, any favors .... certainly as far as reading them, liking them and then buying more by them.
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:07 AM   #50
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I only have a bare-bones collection system on my kindle paperwhite. Completed, Non-Fiction, Work, and an author or two. The rest (unread) live in a jumble on the main page underneath the collections. It's not the most organized system, but it (just barely) does the job. I do wish the kindle had an organization system that could sync with calibre, where everything's exactly the way I like it, though.
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