If you’re like me, your Kindle, Nook or other ereader is filled (is that even possible?) with intriguing titles begging to be read. So how do you keep all of those books organized?
Here are 7 ways to revamp your ebook library.
- According to genre. Ereaders come with this wonderful thing called Collections or Shelves. You can create a collection for every genre (Romance, Mystery, Literary, Mainstream, Historical). You get the picture.
- Separate fiction from nonfiction. Go even further and categorize the nonfiction genre (cook books, spiritual, work related, research, etc.)
- Categorize series separate from standalone titles—even if they’re penned by the same author.
- Create collections according to Author. This way, you don’t have to wade through hundreds of titles to find your favorites.
- Move read titles to a collection created just for them. Even if you’re creating a collection within a collection, moving those you’ve already read into a different folder can keep you from that sense of déjà vu when you open a book.
- To Be Reviewed. Did you receive a free book in exchange for a review? Keep these separate from your other lists so that you can devote time to reading and reviewing instead of wading through your library, trying to remember to whom you promised a review.
- Alphabetize your collections or shelves according to author or title OR to reading preference. Example: Beach Reads or Educational Titles.
Above are ideas for revamping the library on your ereader. Below we’ll look at programs to help you organize ebooks stored on your computer.
- Calibre is a software program designed specifically for organizing ebooks: you can keep books appropriately tagged for easy searching and sorting, and it works well if you have a bunch of ebooks stored on a computer or external storage device.
- Library Thing is a social/networking site used to catalog your ebooks.
- Kindlian is a desktop app that you add on your Kindle to help organize and manage your collections.
Find a whole host of other cool apps and ideas for revamping and organizing your elibrary HERE.
Remember, reading is subjective, and organizing (or not) your ebook library can be done whichever way makes the most sense to you!
How have you organized your ebook library? Let me know in the comments below!