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Old 11-20-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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[Metadata Source Plugin] Amazon.CN

Calibre Metadata Source Plugin for Amazon.CN

This plugin allows Calibre to read book information from when you choose to download/fetch metadata. Calibre currently comes with plugins for a number of information sources such as Amazon and Google books. Adding this plugin can potentially increase both the success rate and quality of information retrieved for some of your Chinese books.

Main Features of v0.3.0

This plugin can retrieve amazon_cn id, title, author, comments, rating, publisher, publication date, language, tags and covers from The amazon_cn id will also be displayed in the book details panel as "" to be clicked on and taken directly to the website for that book.

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre 0.8 or later.
  • No ISBN information for kindle books can be retrieved from since almost all chinese kindle books have no ISBN information.

Installation Notes:

Download the zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread. Note that this is not a GUI plugin so it is not intended/cannot be added to context menus/toolbars etc.
You can also find this on my GitHub page:

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If you find this plugin useful please feel free to show your appreciation. I have spent many unpaid hours in its development and support so any encouragement for me to continue is appreciated!

Version History:
  • Version 0.3.0 - 17 Nov 2014
    Fix parsing issue caused by new Amazon style.
    Fix extra CSS style info in title when parsing.
  • Version 0.2.0 - 04 Nov 2013
    Add support for parsing tags.
  • Version 0.1.0 - 30 Oct 2013
    Initial release of plugin.
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