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Spyder said: I like the date system idea, but I absolutely think (and agree with what's been said above) that the book cover is the worst place to put a big numbering system. You could perhaps get away with dates on a cover but not things like "book 3.1 of series x". The cover of a book should be the best thing for that book, not the series as a whole.
I would prefer to see the index and grouping of the universe on this website, and mentioned with a URL in your books. This has huge beneits:
- Everything can be fully dynamic as the universe expands; grouped by era, original release date or even gender if you really want. A variety of ways to view the same big list.
- Someone who picks up a book and loves it can easily find more.
- Someone who picks up a book but isn't interested in reading other sigler books isn't burdened with a complicated system of indexing.
I just don't think attempting to create a dynamic and flexible system that lives on the cover of static paper books will ever work. It might sound cool to us geeks, but it's adding unnecessary complexity when there are better alternatives.