This plugin was requested on the Plugin Ideas sticky thread, and allows retrieving book metadata from the www.fictiondb.com
This website can have good descriptions for books and often excellent potential tags data with a range of genre, sub-genre, time period and tags information that can be optionally retrieved into your tags column (configure in the preferences for this plugin).
Note also that while the website supports multiple types of series (not only an author series but also multi-author and publisher series), this plugin will only retrieve for author series, and only if an order has been defined. This is due to the limitations of the calibre series column.
Main Features of v1.0.5
- Can retrieve title, author, comments, series, publisher, publication date, rating, tags and (small!) cover
- Configure which of the genres, sub-genres, themes, time period and tags sections you want retrieved into your calibre tags column.
- Also retrieves a FictionDB id, which can be used to directly jump to the page for a specific book from the book details pane (like Goodreads/ISBN etc).
- Requires Calibre 0.8 or later.
- 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.
- 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!