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Subject: FictFact website - Book Series tracking made easy!
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 9:45 AM ET
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Check out this new site www.fictfact.com to find series or for a listing of the books in order.  Spread the word.

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Date Posted: 8/28/2009 4:41 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/28/2009 10:28 PM ET
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This looks promising.  I didn't find any of my series listed though :(  I'll keep an eye on the site as they probably will add stuff.  Thanks for the link!

Subject: RE:Melody
Date Posted: 8/29/2009 2:21 PM ET
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What series were you looking for that wasn't there? You can reply with this link http://www.fictfact.com/contactUs.aspx My coworker that started the site is always looking for suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Date Posted: 8/29/2009 7:31 PM ET
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Another useful website for author bibliographies and series listings is www.fantasticfiction.co.uk.  One feature Fantastic Fiction has that I find wonderful and that FictFact doesn't have (yet) is the ability to search authors by nationality.  At Fantastic Fiction, it's not an obvious feature--you first have to search for one author you know is from that country and then click on their hotlinked country name.  So either of these sites could, I think, do better by allowing nationality browsing right up front.  And even better than that would be to allow more than one nationality for each author, for example, call Isabel Allende a writer for both Chile (where she started her career) and the U.S. (where she now lives and works).  For those of us interested in cultural studies, there aren't a lot of good ways to search by nationality or culture.

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 9:03 PM ET
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> My coworker that started the site is always looking for suggestions.

When I searched for a series that wasn't found (Lee Child / Reacher, Ludlum / Bourne) there was just no result, it looked like the search didn't even happen.  It would be nice to have a message that indicated why nothing happened!   "We're sorry, there were no results for your search.  Click here to tell us what series you were looking for!"

Very cool idea!   My other suggestion would be to sort by published date as well as chronologically, i.e. sometimes a series is written out of order chronologically.  For example, in the Reacher series the 3rd or 4th book actually happens well before the 1st book in time, and is often recommended to be read first.   Extra work but would be a unique feature because I don't know anywhere else that would do that.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 4:46 PM ET
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it did give me the option to add authors and series information. Tho, I didn't add the books in the series, we will see if they go look them up, or if I needed to add the books as well. Sounds like the site is in its infancy as it has so little from what I could see.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 10:27 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/20/2009 11:17 AM ET
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That's cool.  Wish I had heard of that site before I bought the second book of S.M. Stirling's "Emberverse" books thinking it was the first.  When I finally started reading the first one -- Dies The Fire -- I realized I didn't like the style/story at all and quit after a few chapters.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 2:24 PM ET
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The concept is great. I sent suggestions for the series I am working on.

Bill G. (BillGo) - ,
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 7:48 PM ET
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Great site!  - Thanks

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 1:58 PM ET
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Thanks for all the feedback!  Fictfact is constantly adding new series and books. We are also working on tons of new features! Keep the ideas coming.