This plugin offers yet another download source for book metadata from one of the most consistent sources of book information and covers around by retrieving from www.fantasticfiction.co.uk
As with my Goodreads
and Barnes & Noble
plugins it is designed to either supplement or replace the metadata plugins that come with Calibre. Unlike the Goodreads plugin you cannot get any get any tags (genres) or ratings for a book.
However Fantastic Fiction has very consistently sized covers, excellent series information and is extremely fast to retrieve from.
Main Features of v1.1.5
- Can retrieve title, author, series, isbn, comments, publisher, publication year and covers
- Also retrieves a Fantastic Fiction id, which can be used to directly jump to the page for a specific book from the book details pane (like Goodreads/ISBN etc).
- Optionally assign the Genre value Fantastic Fiction has for some books to your Tags column
- Requires Calibre 0.8 or later.
- If you find this or any of my other plugins useful please feel free to show your appreciation. I have spent many hundreds of unpaid hours in their development and support so any encouragement for me to continue is appreciated!
- Download the attached zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
- Note that this is not a GUI plugin so it is not intended/cannot be added to context menus/toolbars etc.