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Old 05-12-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
kiwidude
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[Metadata Source Plugin] Webscription (Baen Ebooks)

This is a bit of a niche metadata source, for those of you who are a fan of Baen Ebooks and other publishers available from www.baenebooks.com (formerly at webscription.net)

Baen Ebooks has a fairly small selection of authors/books (certainly in comparison to the other metadata sources). However for the books it does have there are some very nice covers.

Note that unlike other metadata sources this plugin offers no support for ISBN based lookups or retrieval of ISBN. Instead it does a lookup by book title, and then validates that this matches the author (if any) for your book to provide a match.

Main Features of v1.0.3
  • Can retrieve title, author, comments, publisher, publication date, rating and covers
  • Also retrieves a Webscription id, which can be used to directly jump to the page for a specific book from the book details pane (like Goodreads/ISBN etc).

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre 0.8 or later.

Installation Notes:
  • 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.

Paypal Donations:
  • 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!

Version History:
Spoiler:
Version 1.0.3 - 01 Aug 2013
Fix for covers not downloading due to website changes

Version 1.0.2 - 17 Mar 2012
Further changes to support updates to Baen website

Version 1.0.1 - 10 Jan 2012
Website moved to baenebooks.com

Version 1.0 - 12 May 2011
Initial release of plugin

Attached Files
File Type: zip Webscription.zip (16.1 KB, 22613 views)

Last edited by kiwidude; 07-31-2013 at 08:42 PM. Reason: v1.0.3 Released
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