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Old 10-21-2010, 01:33 AM   #1
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Goodreads has published an API

It would be quite interesting to hook up Calibre and Goodreads....

http://www.goodreads.com/api

Not that I've got time for that these days. But maybe somebody might take the idea and run with it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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Please don't. I don't need and don't want social whatever in my book management.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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Please don't. I don't need and don't want social whatever in my book management.
Ditto.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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I don't need the social things, but I do like an extra source for metadata and esp. covers.

Also... it could help listing books you've read in calibre (which is not available atm)
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:22 AM   #5
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Well, as a source for metadata or covers it's okay, as long as I don't have to create an account. I don't see the need for a read books- feature from Goodreads, as it's easily done with what Calibre provides now: Just create a custom boolean column.
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Well, as a source for metadata or covers it's okay, as long as I don't have to create an account. I don't see the need for a read books- feature from Goodreads, as it's easily done with what Calibre provides now: Just create a custom boolean column.
This is along the lines of what I was thinking. A source of metadata and custom category information. The possibility exists to synchronize the two, as well.

There really isn't room in Calibre for the social aspects of Goodreads.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #7
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I like the 'social whatever' of Goodreads - lol. My friends and I like to discuss what we read and share good stuff. I would love to see some kind of synchronization so I don't have to do duplicate work at both. At least ratings, read/not read/to read, and my comments/reviews. That would be very helpful to me and probably a lot of others as well. It may also expand the exposure of Calibre quite a bit.
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