FictFact - Track Your Series
February 10, 2010 10:37 PM   Subscribe

FictFact - Track Your Series is a tracking site focused on book series. Let us know what books/series you've read and we'll let you know what you need to read next and what's coming out soon. Registration is free, so let us know how you like it, and what series, books & authors we're missing.
posted by bkirsten (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Dedicated to helping you read fiction book series in order.

Publication order or series chronology or both?

And I refuse to believe that Car wrote anything after "Children of the Mind" in the Ender series.

It had all the authors I was already sure about, but the one author I looked for and couldn't find, was this series by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer.

Maybe because of the YA classification?
posted by cjorgensen at 2:19 PM on February 11, 2010

Right now we're focused on publication order, we're working on a "preferred order" which will encompass user recommendations or even author recommendations to how users "should/could" be reading the series.

Thanks for the recommendation on the "Cecelia and Kate" series, we've added it and the rest of Patricia Wrede's & Caroline Stevermer's books.
posted by bkirsten at 8:21 PM on February 11, 2010

This is amazing.

A couple notes:
1. Do the release dates come from Amazon? I notice that A Dance With Dragons is marked as a 2008 release, when it hasn't even been released yet. One member has marked it as read.

2. The "Mark as Read" link gets a little lost on the page for the individual book.

3. The search functionality is awesome. Super easy to find the book you're looking for.
posted by specialagentwebb at 7:07 AM on February 12, 2010

I second the issue with "mark as read" for individual books. Otherwise the site is pretty nice. There seems to be a glitch on the "L" authors page though. Right after "Laurey, Rosemary" I get a bunch of error text. Tried it a couple days in a row, and it seems to be the same each time.

Also, is this just for adult series? I know you have Harry Potter, and a few similar, but you don't have things like the Boxcar Children or Nancy Drew or Hardy boys. Is this on purpose?

One series that you don't have and need is Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade books. (You do have Raymond Chandler's Sam Spade series listed after all...)

This looks to be a really great site. I'm excited to get more into it.
posted by Kimothy at 12:21 PM on February 13, 2010

Er... that should be Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe series, not Sam Spade.
posted by Kimothy at 10:40 PM on February 13, 2010

Er... that should be Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe series, not Sam Spade.

Thanks for that correction. I was trying to parse it and thought I'd missed a great author playing with another great author's character and missed it!
posted by cjorgensen at 9:52 AM on February 14, 2010

Yeah, that's what I get for posting as I'm going out the door. Then again, maybe it was wishful thinking, because you're right - wouldn't that have been one heck of a book series?
posted by Kimothy at 2:22 PM on February 14, 2010

This is awesome! I signed up right away.

It reminds me a little bit of Simon and Schuster's AuthorTracker feature, but of course this includes publishers besides them.

Two thoughts: one, the 'what to read next' feature is still a bit off (and seems to pick the same five books no matter what series I'm looking at); hopefully, that feature will sharpen a bit when more people join. Secondly, would it be possible to make the A-Z list on the 'search by author' page a bit bigger? I missed it initially, and started looking through the A's only to realize that they were only the A's. I missed it first go round because I was focused on the bigger, bolder 'Suggest an Author' part directly below it.
posted by librarylis at 7:03 PM on February 14, 2010

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