A big part of organizing an eBook library is being able to group together books that are in the same series. BookFusion makes this easy, allowing you to add and update series information on the fly, then view all the books in a given series in one place so you can easily enjoy the cover appeal as intended. :)
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Adding New Series Info
If you have uploaded multiple books in a series to your BookFusion account but you noticed that they don't have the series info in the metadata, that's an easy fix! Just open the info for the book you're wanting to update and then click the edit icon in the bottom right corner. For this example we're going to start updating the series information for "The Outcasts" by Misty Hayes.
Once you have the edit screen open you'll see a button at the bottom to "Add Series", and when you click that you'll be given two fields - one to enter the series name, and the other to enter the order number this book is within that series. Since "The Outcasts" is the first book in The Blood Dagger trilogy, this is how that info will look when input.
After you click "Confirm" to save your updates, if you click on the book again you'll now see a new field in the information that shows the series info you just input. To view the dedicated page for that series, you just click on the name on this screen and it'll show you all the books in the same series.
Adding Books to an Existing Series
In the above example we edited a single book to add the info for the series it's in, but maybe you still need to add more books, or you just want to go see all the books you've already entered info for. One way to do this is to click on the Series option in the left navigation, and that'll take you to the page where every series you've created is listed, or you can also click the name of the series in a book's info screen like we covered in the steps above.
Here you can see the series I created for The Blood Dagger is shown with just the first book so far, but the other two books are also in my library and I'd like to add them as well. To get started on this we just need to click the "Add Books" button you see below.
You'll be presented with a view of all your books, and all you need to do is click on any you'd like added to the series and then click the "Add to Series" button in the bottom right. If you have a large library you can always use the search fields to filter and find the books you want to add without having to scroll through a long list and try to spot the covers.
Once they're added you just need to edit the new books to indicate what number they are in the series, and then you'll have your series clearly listed out like this.
If you're interested in checking out Misty Hayes' books, check out her page here on BookFusion.
Adding Books to Multiple Series
A lesser used feature, but one that has proved very helpful for those who have a need for it, is the ability to add a book to more than one series at a time. While this isn't something that comes up all the time, it's one that we see often enough in the literary world to make it worth allowing for, so this is just one example of how you can do exactly that.
Popular young adult author Tamora Pierce has written a number of books across multiple series, and some of those series connect with each other in a connected web of stories that are mostly contained to her created worlds of either Tortall or Emelan. In this example, we'll take a look at the latter and how listing books in more than one series can help Pierce readers keep track of which books belong where.
The first quartet set in the world of Emelan was her Circle of Magic series of books, seen below. This is its own series of four books, just like you'd normally expect to see
However, this is only one of three series currently set in Emelan, and they have a suggested reading order that is best to follow to maximize enjoyment and understanding. Below you'll see that I've created a separate series titled "Emelan Universe" and it has the four books from the above example, but then another quartet and another trilogy as well.
You can see how this is done by looking at any book's info and noticing that the Series section has two different series instead of just one. This is a great way to maximize organization for the works of authors that build large connected series as they write.