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The About.Com Guide to Acoustic Guitar: Step-by-Step Instruction to Start Playing Today! by Dan Cross
The About.com Guide to Family Crafts: 150 Simple and Fun Projects Everyone Can Make Together by Sherri Osborn
The About.Com Guide to Getting in Shape: Simple and Fun Exercises to Help You Look and Feel Your Best by Paige Waehner
The About.Com Guide to Having a Baby: Important Information, Advice, and Support for Your Pregnancy by Robin Elise Weiss
The About.com Guide to Home Cooking by Peggy Filippone
The About.com Guide to Home Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating the House of Your Dreams by Coral Nafie
The About.Com Guide to Job Searching: Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want by Alison Doyle
The About.com Guide to Online Research: Navigate the Web—from RSS and the Invisible Web to Multimedia and the Blogosphere by Wendy Boswell
The About.Com Guide to Owning a Dog: From Sit and Stay to Positive Play by Krista Mifflin
The About.com Guide to Quilting: From Pattern to Patchwork--Creative Projects You Can Finish in Under a Week by Janet Wickell
The About.Com Guide to Shortcut Cooking: 225 Simple and Delicious Recipes for the Chef on the Go by Linda Larsen
The About.Com Guide to Southern Cooking: All You Need to Prepare 225 Delicious Home Cooked Favorites by Diana Rattray
About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript by Jennifer Kyrnin

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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