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Old 12-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Goodreads Plugin Help

Hi I just discovered this plugin and I love it.

I am stuck on 3 things:

1. Can I download series information? and if yes please explain in simple terms how.

2. Can I download the top 10 genres? again if yes please explain in simple terms how.

3. WHY is there a 50 line limit on all of the processes? I have a 2000 line database and the limit is making this take forever. Please help

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Hi I just discovered this plugin and I love it.

I am stuck on 3 things:

1. Can I download series information? and if yes please explain in simple terms how.

2. Can I download the top 10 genres? again if yes please explain in simple terms how.

3. WHY is there a 50 line limit on all of the processes? I have a 2000 line database and the limit is making this take forever. Please help

Thanks in advance.
the 50 line limit is Calibre being a good net/goodreads user and not clobbering their server (which can lead to being banned).


I don't use taht PI, but most have a configuration for Wat Calibre data to get from a particular server/source. check you GR settings
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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You can't download series information with the Goodreads Sync plugin. However you can with the Goodreads metadata plugin, which works the same ways as the plugins that come with calibre such as Amazon, Google etc. You can also import series information if you exported from Goodreads to CSV using the Import List plugin.

I don't know what you mean by "top 10 genres". The Goodreads Sync plugin is about synchronising to your shelves, not anyone else's. You can choose from your list of shelves which ones you want to synchronise with. It just so happens that a subset of Goodreads users happen to create shelves that represent genres, and this plugin supports that, however it is not a requirement.

As for throttling limitations, theducks has covered it. Goodreads have some very strict terms of service on their API, and to make sure one or a few users didn't get everyone banned I put that limit in place. If you are doing bulk operations with goodreads there are other ways to do them - specifically using their import/export via CSV files. You can both export from calibre using the catalog feature, and import to calibre using the Import List plugin. On an ongoing basis of syncing books it shouldn't be the case of the threshold being an issue, it is only for some first time users depending on how you are using this plugin and whether your books are already on goodreads shelves.

BTW please don't double post your questions - once on the Goodreads Sync thread would have been enough. Now I either have to repeat my answers, or leave your post unanswered which confuses future readers of the other thread.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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First let me apologize for double posting. I posted the first one and then realized that nothing had been posted there for about a month and thought it might be closed, so I created this thread.

I didn't realize that there were two plugins. I love the metadata plugin, it does the series!!!! Thank you so much.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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Hi I have a question about the genres. In the wack of books I have are some bizzare books I am seriously trying to weed out. One of them is the "M M Romance". However that genre does not come through. I have tried "M M Romance" and "Romance >
M M Romance" neither works. Here are two examples of books http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9968417 and http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7895307. (please don't ask me how these books got in here because I don't know)

I'm hoping that if I can solve this one I'll have a hint how to solve a few others.

Thanks for your help

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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You can customise the mappings however you like in the configuration options for the plugin. Alternatively you might want to use Doctor Ohh's plugin configuration file which has more mappings in place than are supplied by default with this plugin. See the example screenshot in the first post of the Goodreads plugin thread and then look at post #9 for details and instructions on how to use Walt's configuration file if you want to do that instead.
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