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Old 05-09-2011, 12:24 PM   #5
kiwidude
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v1.0.1 Released

Changes in this release:
  • Add "Audio" to list of excluded format types
  • Fix issues with multiple authors when they have contribution type in brackets after them
  • Add a config option (like Goodreads) to return all contributing authors (off by default)
  • Modify prioritisation of results to increase chance of getting a large cover when multiple have covers

Important:

Until Kovid tweaks something in Calibre in the metadata API, you may want to set your maximum number of requests down to one in the configuration screen for this dialog (I have made that the new default, but if you have installed this previously you will have to manually adjust this).

If you do not, then there is the possibility that the ISBN/B&N Id that you are returned is not actually the "best match". There is more discussion on this issue here for the technically inclined, I have added an issue to the bug tracker for it.

What is the impact of setting it to just one result match being considered?

Well it means you are relying on B&N giving you their best match at the top of their search results. So for instance it can be the case that only some of the ISBNs they offer on their website have large images available for a book. Retrieving several results can increase your chances of getting the largest cover.

You may not notice a difference for many books - hopefully B&N's "best match" is the one with the most complete metadata and cover anyway.

Note that this will normally only affect searches by title/author, not when you already have an ISBN (provided it exists on B&N).
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