Feature request: Sort by file path in Gnome Books
Sometimes authors write a series of books. Very often the title does not include a reference to the series, and even if it is then the books never seem to be named such that they can be listed in reading order. (Best case is that they're "Blah blah blah - book 1 of the foo series", but I've not seen that yet and it wouldn't sort into the correct order)
What I have done instead (before I started using Gnome Books) is to name the files so that the useful information is in the file name. For example, the Horus Heresy novels are an extended series of novels by various authors. I've named them as follows:
Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH01-core-horusrising.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH02-core-falsegods.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH03-core-galaxyinflames.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH04-core-emperorschildren-theflightoftheeisenstein.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH05-emperorschildren-fulgrim.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH06-darkangels-descentofangels.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH07-legion.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH08-ultramarines-battlefortheabyss.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH09-mechanicum.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH10-talesofheresy.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH11-darkangels-fallenangels.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH12-spacewolves-athousandsons.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH13-nemesis.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH14-ultramarines-thefirstheretic.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH15-spacewolves-prosperoburns.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH99-ImperialSecundus-thepaintedcount.epub Documents/ebooks/Novels/HH99-ultramarines-macraggeshonour.epub
The "HH" identifies the Horus Heresy novels. The number identifies their order. The common second part is then a sub-theme (like Guards/Wizards/Witches/Death novels in Discworld).
When I look in Gnome Books then it will show number 12 (A Thousand Sons) before number 6 (Descent of Angels), which is before number 2 (False Gods), which is before number 1 (Horus Rising). Without knowing the series or going to Nautilus (which slightly defeats the point of Books) then I can't readily know which comes next!
As much as Gnome Books tries to abstract away from file paths, being able to order by them would be useful in some situations. Unless there's another, more semantic/Tracker-approved method for adding the information that I don't know about!