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No sure what I am doing wrong but when I enter the 10 digit ISBN from Amazon, the Buy This Book link always goes to Barnes and Noble which always shows an error. Plus, Barnes and Noble is not in Australia but we do have Amazon Australia and I have an Australian Amazon affiliate Associate ID which I have entered. (see attached screenshots)

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About This File This resource uses Google Books API to grab data from any book to your site, as long the data is available on Google Books. This resource supports both 10 and 13 digit ISBN format

Its been a while since I saw something inspiring on the marketplace! Does the Google Books integration works only on ISBN? It is not possible to search by title, see suggestions, etc? Sugges

To add books you only type the ISBN. When viewing a book, it has tabs to display books from same author, from same publisher and also a tab for that uses the book title to search and provide resu

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Thanks @Adriano Faria but I am very confused now. In this post you refer to ISBN 10:

  • New setting to control the ISBN format: 13 digits, 10 digits or both
  • New setting to display a BUY THIS BOOK button in the book view
    • 13 digits ISBN format will add a link to Barnes & Noble store
    • 10 digits ISBN format will add a link to Amazon store

I took this as the ISBN-10 number will create a link to Amazon which doesn't seem to be correct as in many cases the ISBN 10 and 13 numbers are whilst different, are sometimes very similar. Both go to Barnes and Noble and a Buy Now link is shown even when Barnes and Noble doesn't have it.

The Amazon link in this case works if you use the ASIN number and NOT any of the ISBN numbers however not all Amazon book listings have an ASIN number.

Let's take for example the book called "The Hobbit". It has this list taken from the Amazon listing:

  • ISBN-10: 9780007270613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007270613
  • ASIN: 0007270615

The Google Books listing has:

ISBN: 0007270615, 9780007270613

Using the ISBN 10 or 13 numbers a Buy Now link appears to Barnes and Noble even though they don't have that book

So it is very confusing...yes, a maximum of 10 numbers that are either ISBN OR ASIN will take you to Amazon and ANY 13 number will take you to Barnes and Noble even though they are not in your country and they don't have the book listed anyway.

Makes it hard for just a general user of your site to understand.

In summary, I would much prefer the addon to just have the option of using Amazon which would make it much simpler and greater opportunity to obtain commissions, just my 10c worth.

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1 hour ago, ibaker said:

Using the ISBN 10 or 13 numbers a Buy Now link appears to Barnes and Noble even though they don't have that book

I don’t use any API from B&N or Amazon to check if the book is available. I just, as stated, create a link to their store. You probably got the whole thing wrong or misinterpreted it.

Anyway, it’s easy enough to disable it. There’s a setting for this.

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I discovered that it is added by the core (empty table object) when the book isn't on a shelf:

			/* No rows to show? Add a noindex but follow for crawling later to check if content exists */
			if ( ! \count( $rows ) )
			{
				\IPS\Output::i()->metaTags['robots'] = 'noindex, follow';
			}

If your book is in any shelf, it doesn't show.

I'll see what I can do here.

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10 minutes ago, Adriano Faria said:

Let me know if you need to use it after your tests. I can set-up a test account on my board tomorrow.

Hey, if you could set an account up that'd be great. Just so I can take a look at the admin features for the application. I really appreciate it!

 

47 minutes ago, ibaker said:

I have it installed and doesn't have any customisations for you have a look at if you like at:

https://www.recreationalflying.com/books/

Just FYI, @ibaker, the confirmation email from your community was flagged as spam by Google. Hope you're able to get that fixed. 😀

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1 hour ago, penguinstyles said:

Hey, if you could set an account up that'd be great. Just so I can take a look at the admin features for the application. I really appreciate it!

 

Just FYI, @ibaker, the confirmation email from your community was flagged as spam by Google. Hope you're able to get that fixed. 😀

Thanks @penguinstyles

Incidentally, I also have @Adriano Faria Movies addon installed which is a real good brother to Books

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3 hours ago, penguinstyles said:

Hey, if you could set an account up that'd be great. Just so I can take a look at the admin features for the application. I really appreciate it!

I’ll do it in the morning, when I reach my PC and will send you a message. 

3 hours ago, V0RT3X666 said:

Just an OT-Question, after Books, Movies and Music are you planning something like this for Games too?

If I can find a good API, I can give some thought yes. 

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