...sometimes we have series with dozens of books in the respective categories, and sometimes they are in "Collections". Do you care to explain, please?
This post has over 40 books, shouldn't it be in Collections?
why is this post in collections? there's only 3 books
A collection is generally considered a large number of books in one post. However...
- *Not all posts with a large number of books in them are Collections, and
*Not all posts in Collections include a large number of books.
When dealing with collections, the possibility to find a single author using the search function is as much a determining factor as the total number of books in the post. Some guidelines to help understand Collections:
1. Posts that must be considered Collections:
-Large number of books by Various Authors, who cannot be found in search. Example: "Megapack by Various".
-Small number of books by Various Authors, who cannot be found in search. Example: "Harlequin Blaze".
-Large or small number of books by the same author if the post includes a mixture of series and standalone books.
-Large or small number of books by the same author if the post includes a mixture of Fiction and Non-Fiction books.
2. Posts that do not necessarily constitute a Collection:
-Large number of standalone books by one author who can be easily found in search.
-Large number of books in a series by one author who can be easily found in search.
It might be useful to remember that a few books by a favourite author in a post to which we've kept adding books throughout the years does not magically become a collection when it reaches the number 20. It should still be "21 Books by (Author)", and remain in the category where it started.
NOTE: This post is an addendum to and expands on the information provided in the Posting Rules and Guidelines on how to post Fiction books.