05-12-2011 11:39 AM
I don't think so....it seems that they are filed alpha by title (including the a's, an's and the's). It is too bad that one cannot drag and drop the order in a manner similar to the daily shelf on the home page.
05-12-2011 05:59 PM
You can try putting a number in front of the name of your shelves in the order you want them to appear. Such as:
1 Reading now
2 To be read
That might force them into the order you want.
05-12-2011 07:09 PM - edited 05-12-2011 07:12 PM
I think the OP was trying to place the books on a particular shelf in a particular order, for example, putting the three book series of "The Girl Who..." into series order...book one, book two, book three, rather than the auto alpha order by title to which each shelf defaults. If I am mistaken...well...tough, too bad ;0)
BTW: Good tip on the shelf numbering...
05-13-2011 05:04 PM
It appears to me that the shelves are arranged in order of "date added," that is that the most recently added title will always be first on your shelves. At least that is how mine are. I am however still on 1.1 and the new 1.2 update may change this.
In order to get your books in series order, simple add them to the desired shelf in reverse order. That is, assume you have five books in a series, add the fifth book first, then the fourth and so on. The first book should be the last one you add. I just tried this on my Nook by creating a new shelf and adding a three book series in reverse order. They do show in order by date added, which is in sequence order because I added them in reverse.
This may require you to remove your series books from their present shelf and then readd them in reverse order. Please try this and let us know if it works for you.
05-13-2011 05:12 PM
I am now a little confused. Is it the order in which the shelves appear that you want to change or the order in which books appear on a certain shelf.
If it is the order of the shelves themselves, they are displayed in alpha/numberical order and the only way to control that would be to number your shelves in the order you want them displayed, as was suggested above.
If it is the order of books on a particular shelf you want to control (which I assume is the case since you refered to "series order") then my above suggestion of reverse entry should work.
08-29-2011 10:30 AM
the adding them in reverse order thing did not work for me. the last one in the series( the first one I added) ended up on the top of the list. I have a nine book series that i am trying to reorganize as I am reading them again and wanted to get the order right.
08-29-2011 06:36 PM
I hate to say this but the answer is not to bother with shelves at all. I've had them blown away like 6 times in the first month of ownership (pre-1.2 mind you, but stock). I've since convinced myself that NC bookshelves do not exist. I'm happier that way.
08-29-2011 06:52 PM
I hate to agree so easily, but I think you are right, not worth the hassle if the settings cant be saved somehow. That was the cool thing about the earliest Macs, with a 512E and system 6.0.3, you could organize things any way you wanted, and just enjoy the beast. (Dang, there's another upgrade I'm in favor of.... Backup of Shelf Settings, and adjustability thereto)