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Sun May 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

Sort by freaking SERIES ORDER!

Prolly belongs in Reading forum, but I wanted to gripe to the largest possible audience. Why, after 24 years of online ordering/borrowing, has no STABLE CODING GENIUS ever thought to include a Sort by Series Order option? Every time I purchase or borrow a book in a series, I have to open a separate WikiPedia page about the series so I know which one comes next. HOW FREAKING HARD CAN IT BE???

Edit: I mean books of course, not TV series. Díoh.

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Reply Sort by freaking SERIES ORDER! (Original post)
LearnedHand May 2019 OP
genxlib May 2019 #1
LearnedHand May 2019 #2
Cartoonist May 2019 #3
LearnedHand May 2019 #4
Ohiogal May 2019 #5
FakeNoose May 2019 #6
LearnedHand May 2019 #7
hedda_foil May 2019 #8
Polly Hennessey May 2019 #9
MuseRider May 2019 #10
demigoddess May 2019 #11

Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:47 AM

1. I concur

This seems like a no brainer to me as well. It isnít high on my list if pet peeves but it is annoying.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:50 AM

2. Oh yeah that was pretty high frustration wasn't it?

I read A LOT, and I read many series. Thus the ire ...

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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:55 AM

3. Even the publishers don't get it

I'll come across a book that is part of a series. Sometimes there will be no clue as to where this fits.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

4. Heh. Maybe your sigline is the clue

Sort by decimals of Pi.

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Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:14 PM

5. I hear ya

And agree 100%

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Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:21 PM

6. Isn't sorting by the date of publication enough?

If the title, author and date of publication are the only info given, doesn't the year tell you what order the books were published? That's how I usually sort them anyway.

If you use Calibre for managing ebooks and viewing/converting ebooks - then Calibre does have a sort-by-series-order option. However the user may have to enter the series info him(her)self because it may not be included in the metadata.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:29 PM

7. Not exactly, but I try anyway

Publication date is often not synonymous with series order, especially given editions, versions, format, etc.

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Response to LearnedHand (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:58 PM

8. Copyright date.

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Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:40 PM

9. 100 percent agree.

All that is needed is Book 1, Book 2, etc., after the title.

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Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:50 PM

10. Me too!

I have no idea why even some of the library audio sites do not give you that info.

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Response to LearnedHand (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

11. I concur. I think they do this on purpose to appeal to people new to the series.

but they mistreat their long time readers and intelligent people,

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