Thanks for raising this question and for the interesting responses. Any
good sources for doing the same with e-books? Not merely mass-market
e-books (some can be found via addall and the like, see also this thread
for more hints
but library e-books such as available on ebrary, myIlibrary and the like?
Vendors of these platforms all seem to have come to the bizarre conclusion
than defining new, platform-specific, ISBNs for these titles was a good
idea. The (intended?) result is that title-matching and price comparison is
frustratingly difficult. In my experience, ISBN APIs such as the ones
discussed here http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/8715 often don't
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Joe Hourcle
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> On Feb 26, 2014, at 3:14 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> > Anyone have any recommendations of online sites that compare online
> prices for purchasing books?
> > I'm looking for recommendations of sites you've actually used and been
> happy with.
> > They need to be searchable by ISBN.
> > Bonus is if they have good clean graphic design.
> > Extra bonus is if they manage to include shipping prices in their price
> Might be too late, but :
> It doesn't include the shipping prices in their results, though.
> API is just appending the ISBN to the end, either 9 or 13 :