I follow a lot of series. There are the YA trilogies, there are mystery series, paranormal series, and all kinds of series. A blogger put me onto FictFact (and gaaah, I can’t remember who! …which is why I need services to help me keep track!).
FictFact lets you keep track of of all your series. First you browse by either author, title, series name, etc. to find the ones you are following, and then click to add them to your series profile. You also check off which books in the series you have already read.
When your data entry is done, you are ready to have FictFact do the work!
Now, when I go to the site and click on “My Series,” I can see a spreadsheet showing Series Name, Author, Next Book Due, When the Next is Expected, and My Progress in the Series.
I can also rate books, get recommendations based on the series I follow, make recommendations, see who else in FictFact is following the same series, join discussion groups about them, and so on.
From time to time you receive notifications like this in your email:
The Kill Order (Maze Runner Prequel)
#4 in Maze Runner
By James Dashner
Publish Date:8/14/2012 – Coming Soon!
But my favorite part is the browsing feature. Here are the categories:
Most Popular Overall
Most Popular by Genre
Book Release Calendar
What sort of series are on the site? Everything! And if they don’t have it, you can suggest it. I have suggested four, and they were very responsive and added them right away. These are the ten most popular series overall (across all genres):
1. Sookie Stackhouse (Charlaine Harris)
2. Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
3. Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
4. Black Dagger Brotherhood (J. R. Ward)
5. Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
6. The Stephanie Plum Series (Janet Evanovich)
7. Night Huntress (Jeaniene Frost)
8. Mercedes (Mercy) Thompson (Patricia Briggs)
9. MacKayla Lane (Fever) (Karen Marie Moning)
10. Dark Hunters (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
You can also see most popular series by genre. The genres include:
All in all, FictFact is a worthwhile and fun site to check out. (For the record, I have 62 series registered with them. I probably follow more than that, but those are the ones for which I would like to receive notifications.)
Anyone else use this or similar services to keep track of books?