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Old 05-04-2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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Number of Ratings metadata?

Newbie to Calibre here trying to get a grip. I have amassed a large ebook library for me (over 6k books) by getting free ebooks from Amazon for my Kindle Fire. Freebooksifter helps me, and I love its simple layout with "number of ratings" and "average star". Having both these gives me a good feel for how good the book is. Any writer's friends could post a couple of 5 star reviews for his or her book and make it look good, but 50+ reviews might give a better feel imho.

I see that Calibre uses the star rating, but is there a way to get the "number of ratings" numbers into a column so I can sort both by number of stars and number of reviews.

I apologize if this question has been asked before, but hope any helpful replies aid both myself and any others with this need.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Nicely done question

Someone (that includes you) would probably need to do a hack of the (insert name here) Metadata source plugin to return that info.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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This has come up a few times before. It cannot be done as a metadata download plugin because they do not support downloading into custom columns.

I did have a user so keen for this type of plugin (reading both #reviews and the detailed rating to more decimal places) that he paid me to write a gui plugin to do it, which works for both Amazon and Goodreads. However I have not made it publicly available, both out of respect to the user who paid for my time and for the additional overhead of ongoing maintenance.

So basically, unless you write it yourself or find someone else to write it for you there isn't really a way to do it easily.
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