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Old 03-07-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Is there a way to search Amazon's books so we do not get results showing the public domain books and the DTP books? It seems there are an awful lot of them and I really don't want to see them in the results.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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Put -domain in the search box. Works fairly well (though not perfectly).
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Will putting -domain int he search box also filter out the DTP upload eBooks? I want them filtered as well.
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Is there a way to search Amazon's books so we do not get results showing the public domain books and the DTP books? It seems there are an awful lot of them and I really don't want to see them in the results.

Have you tried using jungle search? Its great.

http://www.jungle-search.com/US/?Act...ew=&sort=#form
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thanks for the link desertgrandma, that looks pretty nice!
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thanks for the link desertgrandma, that looks pretty nice!
It really works beautifully.

whoever started it deserves a medal.
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whoever started it deserves a medal.
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Is there a way to search Amazon's books so we do not get results showing the public domain books and the DTP books? It seems there are an awful lot of them and I really don't want to see them in the results.
You're not supporting Amazon's evil plot to take over the world now, are you?

BOb
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I support my evil plot to take over the world.
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It really works beautifully.

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Nope, doesn't work at all.

While it might filter out the public domain eBooks, it still leaves in Sold by: Amazon Digital Services. I want those eBooks out of the list.
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I thought that was Hulu?
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Nope, doesn't work at all.

While it might filter out the public domain eBooks, it still leaves in Sold by: Amazon Digital Services. I want those eBooks out of the list.
AFAIK, Jon, all Kindle books are Sold by: Amazon Digital Services. You're going to have a pretty short list if you filter those out of your search results
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Have you tried using jungle search? Its great.

http://www.jungle-search.com/US/?Act...ew=&sort=#form
Same, I use this site often enough.
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