Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I add missing books/series/authors?

  • You can use any of the 'something-missing' or 'contact us' forms to suggest missing books/series/authors. If you have uploaded your series through a Goodreads csv, however, the missing data is already gathered in a table that I will use to update the database in due time.

  • What information should I add in the 'something-missing' form?

  • Ideally a link to the relevant Goodreads/Amazon/author's webpage/other website for the book/series/author you want to recommend.
    If you don't have any links handy, just the author name and series/book title would suffice, as long as it is enough information for me to understand what needs to be added.

  • Why isn't the import function capturing all of my data?

  • Either the data is not yet in the database, or it is and for some reason the matching failed. The import process is there to help you get started without having to add everything manually from scratch. Make sure you follow the instructions and then skim through your next books list to update any books that were missed. It might take a bit of time to get set up, but after the initial set up it should be easy enough to keep your lists updated.

  • When will my recommendation be added?

  • There will temporarily be significant delays in filling requests due to health reasons.

  • It depends on a number of factors, but the short answer is as soon as I can get to it. I have long lists of recommendations submitted by users, as well as the unmatched books from your import files that are gradually added.
    I have automated a big part of the process I use to add data to the database, but manual intervention cannot be completely avoided unfortunately, so adding new data does take time.

    • Multi-author series:

    • Please keep in mind that requests for series with books written by multiple authors take significantly longer to be processed, since all of the authors in the series have to be added separately. That is especially true for multi-author series with a lot of books.

  • Why are the book numbers different than other sources?
     - What are the red asterisks found next to some book titles?

  • The site only uses integers to number the books within a series to avoid confusion between the different numbering styles different sources use for prequels/short stories/novellas (e.g. some sources use 0.1, 0.2, while others use 0.5, 0.75 and so on).
    The prequels/short stories/novellas on this site are marked with a red asterisk, so they are easy to spot and skip if you only wish to read the main books of a series.