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Old 01-07-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Calibre 3.15 not downloading some book metadata from Amazon

I've been having a problem with Calibre not downloading metadata for some books from Amazon. The book is on Amazon and can easily be found with a search of their site, but Calibre cannot find it. This is happening with version 3.15, and also happened with the previous version. Sometimes, but not always when this happens, Calibre can find it on Goodreads, but I want the Amazon data. I've tried with and without the Ids, and it makes no difference. Why is this happening, when the book is easily found on the Amazon site?

An example of the error details, when restricted to just Amazon download metadata, is listed below. This book is for Awaken by G.R. Thomas.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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calibre, version 3.15.0
ERROR: No matches found: <p>Failed to find any books that match your search. Try making the search <b>less specific</b>. For example, use only the author's last name and a single distinctive word from the title.<p>To see the full log, click "Show details".

Running identify query with parameters:
{u'timeout': 30, u'title': u'Awaken', u'authors': [u'G.R. Thomas'], u'identifiers': {}}
Using plugins: Amazon.com (1, 2, 0)
The log from individual plugins is below

****************************** Amazon.com (1, 2, 0) ******************************
Found 0 results
Downloading from Amazon.com took 4.41700005531
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/602.3.12 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0.2 Safari/602.3.12
Server: auto
Making google query: https://www.google.com/search?q=Awak...www.amazon.com
Ignoring u'Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Awaken (Thomas Gold Remix)' as it has no cached page
Getting details from: https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=us
Failed to make details query: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:z4vuaULvgoEJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Musica...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 50, in parse_details_page
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 239, in open_novisit
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 310, in _mech_open
httperror_seek_wrapper: HTTP Error 503: Service Unavailable

get_details failed for url: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:z4vuaULvgoEJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Musica...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 321, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 328, in get_details
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable

Getting details from: https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=us
Failed to make details query: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:3zeE5hQvnrEJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Thomas...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 50, in parse_details_page
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 239, in open_novisit
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 310, in _mech_open
httperror_seek_wrapper: HTTP Error 503: Service Unavailable

get_details failed for url: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:3zeE5hQvnrEJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Thomas...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 321, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 328, in get_details
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable

Getting details from: https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=us
Failed to make details query: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TNm1t1TMVGYJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Thomas...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 50, in parse_details_page
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 239, in open_novisit
File "site-packages\mechanize\_mechanize.py", line 310, in _mech_open
httperror_seek_wrapper: HTTP Error 503: Service Unavailable

get_details failed for url: 'https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TNm1t1TMVGYJ:https://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Thomas...&ct=clnk&gl=us'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 321, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\amazon.py ", line 328, in get_details
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable

************************************************** ******************************
The identify phase took 4.60 seconds
The longest time (4.417000) was taken by: Amazon.com
Merging results from different sources and finding earliest publication dates from the worldcat.org service
We have 0 merged results, merging took: 0.00 seconds
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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Google is throttling you, see the "Service unavailable errors" in the log. I suggest changing the servers from which amazon metadata is downloaded in Preferences->Downloading metadata to either bing or amazon itself.
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I saw that Google was causing an issue, but I didn't know what to do about it. I had no idea that could even be modified. Thank you so much for the suggestion! Hopefully that will fix my problem!
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Google is throttling you, see the "Service unavailable errors" in the log. I suggest changing the servers from which amazon metadata is downloaded in Preferences->Downloading metadata to either bing or amazon itself.
Kovid! You are a legend!!! I've been having endless problems with downloading metadata info from Amazon. This totally fixed my problem!!!!!!!!
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Unable to find metadata even with ISDN. This just started today. Happening on all searches. Have tried about 10 Using 3.17. Overdrive plug in finds book at 3 libraries.

Running identify query with parameters:
{u'timeout': 30, u'title': u'What Truth Sounds Like', u'identifiers': {}, u'authors': [u'Michael Eric Dyson']}
Using plugins: Google (1, 0, 0), Amazon.com (1, 2, 2), Overdrive (1, 0, 0)
The log from individual plugins is below

****************************** Overdrive (1, 0, 0) ******************************
Found 0 results
Downloading from Overdrive took 2.15100002289
Initial query is Michael Eric Dyson
Cross reference query is Sounds

************************************************** ******************************

****************************** Google (1, 0, 0) ******************************
Found 0 results
Downloading from Google took 1.17199993134
Making query: https://books.google.com/books/feeds...ewability=none

************************************************** ******************************

****************************** Amazon.com (1, 2, 2) ******************************
Found 0 results
Downloading from Amazon.com took 0.473000049591
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
Server: auto
Plugin Amazon.com failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\identify. py", line 48, in run
File "<string>", line 1350, in identify
File "<string>", line 1279, in search_search_engine
AttributeError: 'dict' object has no attribute 'google_url_processor'

************************************************** ******************************
The identify phase took 2.23 seconds
The longest time (2.151000) was taken by: Overdrive
Merging results from different sources and finding earliest publication dates from the worldcat.org service
We have 0 merged results, merging took: 0.00 seconds
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Thanks! I just did. It seems to be working now.
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I had the same problem, Goodread and Google still worked. I tried to change source, and it didn't work.
Update: Now it's work.

"calibre, version 3.25.0
ERROR: Download failed: Failed to download metadata or cover for the selected book.

Walden Or Life In The Woods (Failed metadata) (Failed cover)"

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I just realized the only source for metadata it is finding is Amazon. It is also searching Google, Open Library & Overdrive (per settings in preferences ) but has found 0 books in 15 searches. I removed the ISDN as I thought that might be throwing it off but that made no difference. I am using 3.25. In the past I sometimes did not get an Overdrive result but consistently always got Google in addition to Amazon.
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