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Old 01-14-2014, 05:25 AM   #286
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Hi,
From some versions ago I've problem with download books from "Get Books". I'm from Bulgaria and use chitanka.info. Now when I download book direct from calibre it is broken. I must use this step to download correct book:
1. Search from chitanka.info in "Get Books"
2. Unchecked "Open in external browser" and choose "Go in store..."
3. In internal browser select book format and it is add to my calibre library.

Before I just double-click from book and it shows available formats for downloading.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:13 AM   #287
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Hi,
Dymocks.au is useful for APAC readers- a well established online bookstore & chain in that region.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:15 AM   #288
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Sorry- dymocks.com.au of course!
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:04 PM   #289
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GetBooks search behavior

I love using the GetBooks feature, but I have long had frustrations with it. Perhaps the answer to my query below is obvious, but I have not been able to figure it out myself.

When I type items in the search engine, I mean what I say. First, if I type "Bruce Mazlish" as the author, I want Bruce Mazlish. I do not mean every Bruce who is an author. I try putting the name in quotes ("Bruce Mazlish") but this does not make any difference. The search engine does not seem to support Boolean principles at least as a default.

Second, if I enter both author and title info, I want search output that meets ALL of my search conditions. But GetBooks does not seem to work that way either.

Invariably, the result is that I get in the output lots of items I did not think I was searching for.

Am I missing some setting? Can I get GetBooks to support Boolean searches?

Does anyone else find the default behavior of GetBooks annoying?

Thanks,
Daniel Wolk
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:28 PM   #290
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When I type items in the search engine, I mean what I say. First, if I type "Bruce Mazlish" as the author, I want Bruce Mazlish. I do not mean every Bruce who is an author. I try putting the name in quotes ("Bruce Mazlish") but this does not make any difference. The search engine does not seem to support Boolean principles at least as a default.

Second, if I enter both author and title info, I want search output that meets ALL of my search conditions. But GetBooks does not seem to work that way either.
Author includes all results that include any of the words in the author search field. Same goes for title. Keywords searches everything. This is by design.

That said, you can do specific searches for specific sets of words in specific fields using boolean logic. Click the binoculars icon next to the keywords field. This allows you do do advanced searches. Go to the second tab put "Bruce Mazlish" (without the quotes) into the author field. Keywords will show:

author:"Bruce Mazlish"

This will search for only matches where the author is exactly "Bruce Mazlish". It is smart enough to work even when there are multiple authors. As long as the one of the authors is exactly "Bruce Mazlish" it will match.

There are a lot of options which you can use the advanced search dialog to build. Once you get the hang of the syntax and fields you can type it directly into the keywords field. You don't have to use the dialog.

Now as to why the default is an any match search. "J. K. Rowling", "J. R. R. Tolkien" are why. When you do an exact match it must match exactly. Meaning "J. K. Rowling" won't match "JK Rowling" and it won't match "J K Rowling". Which means many results won't be included due to how the various stores handle author names. It's a situation where it's better to include a bit of cruft than it is not excluded valid (and wanted) results.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:25 AM   #291
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user_none,

Thanks so much for your detail reply. That really helps. I did what you suggested (an advanced search with the binocular icon), which generated the search [title:""New Science"" and author:""Bruce Mazlish""] in the keyword field. It worked MUCH better than in the original author and title fields. But still I got the following item in the output:

The Mind's New Science (eBook): A History of the Cognitive Revolution
by Howard E. Gardner

I don't understand how that happened.

Still, this search tool is very helpful, the best I have found for finding ebooks.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:09 AM   #292
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Thanks so much for your detail reply. That really helps. I did what you suggested (an advanced search with the binocular icon), which generated the search [title:""New Science"" and author:""Bruce Mazlish""] in the keyword field.
If you followed user_none's advice the search field should have contained the following:

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title:"=New Science" and author:"=Bruce Mazlish"
Note my search is different from yours because you added quotes in the Title and Author fields.

Try placing New Science in the Title field and Bruce Mazlish in the Author field and see if it makes a difference. Note per user_none's instructions I did not add any quotes to either field.

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:51 AM   #293
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If you followed user_none's advice the search field should have contained the following:

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title:"=New Science" and author:"=Bruce Mazlish"
Note my search is different from yours because you added quotes in the Title and Author fields.

Try placing New Science in the Title field and Bruce Mazlish in the Author field and see if it makes a difference. Note per user_none's instructions I did not add any quotes to either field.
Oops, you are right. My bad. Thanks to both of you.

Now I found the full instructions: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/gui....arch-interface

I don't know how I overlooked them before. Sorry.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #294
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Hi there,

I would like to add my site on the list as well - booxilla.com.
It would make it the first hebrew ebook store.
we have an opds feed so should make it easy.
All books have social DRM associated with them.
and all are epub3.

my email is
info @ booxilla.com

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Old 05-25-2014, 12:43 PM   #295
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we have an opds feed so should make it easy.
OPDS feed is only half of it. You also need to support Open Search. Search is an optional OPDS feature but is necessary for GetBooks. Otherwise you just have a catalog which is fine for browsing but GetBooks is search not browse based.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:31 PM   #296
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Just discovered epubbooks.com. They have redone their website in the last year and it works great. In conjunction with that, they no longer accept pirated books. Best thing though is that they don't have any scanned books with all the clumsy OCR errrors. I have been able to replace a lot of poorly formatted classical books in my Calibre db with clean copies.

Hope this website is structured such that you can add it to Get Books.

Please and thanks.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #297
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Any decision on Project Gutenberg Australia?
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:19 PM   #298
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I don't know who is working on Get Books at Beam Ebooks. But searching by title or author I cannot find the entries I can find on the site directly. There are some hits but not the books I am looking for.
That's a pity. This is the best site looking for German books without DRM!
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:21 PM   #299
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I don't know who is working on Get Books at Beam Ebooks. But searching by title or author I cannot find the entries I can find on the site directly. There are some hits but not the books I am looking for.
That's a pity. This is the best site looking for German books without DRM!
That person is me.

Can you give me some examples? My tests work fine (I ran them this morning), so I have no idea why it isn't working for you.
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That person is me.

Can you give me some examples? My tests work fine (I ran them this morning), so I have no idea why it isn't working for you.
Well fast answer! ;-)
E.g. looking for the author "Jürgen Seibold" with the entry "Seibold": I find "Endlich frei"
On the site there are further hits as "Bloß keine Maultaschen", "Der arme Konrad", "Schlampig dosiert", "Lindner und die Tageslosung", "Maultaschen-Komplott", "Gründlich abgetaucht".
Looking for "Michael Wanner" with the entry "Wanner" there is no hit. On the site I find "Endstation", "Tödlicher Geburtstag".
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