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stevesnider
stevesnider

@jsonbecker @manton I'm trying to figure out how to connect the dots on some of the book-related topics posted recently.

I like the book sharing interface that Manton has recently created, but I'd also like to incorporate the Bookshop.org affiliate link from Jason into the mix. I can't see a way to get those two connected at this point - am I missing something?

See for instance my current post using the search and the micro-blog post process:

stevesnider.micro.blog/2020/08/0...

and the resulting page that shows the cover and links out to the various sites:

micro.blog/books/038...

I've also noted that the link to bookshop.org seems to fail because the ID is getting mangled. I'd originally found the ISBN at bookshop.org (9780345807298), used that to do the search here:

micro.blog/books/sea...

and then generated the post, but the book search doesn't round trip back to bookshop.org.

I'm sure I'm missing a few things here, but it seems there are some gaps in the current setup as well.

jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@stevesnider not missing anything— they don’t work together right now.

manton
manton

@stevesnider @jsonbecker There are multiple ISBNs for different editions, so if the search found a different one that isn't in Bookshop, you can edit your post to use the original one. As for affiliate links, I'm not sure if we can preserve that, so you may be better off just using the Bookshop plug-in directly.

manton
manton

@stevesnider @jsonbecker One improvement I can think of for the search: when searching for an ISBN, it could always sort that result to the front of the list of covers, so that it's more likely to match up correctly. I'll look into making that change.

stevesnider
stevesnider

@manton right, I thought about that. But since I started at bookshop.org to get the ISBN for their paperback edition (vs grabbing from amazon or some other source) I figured there would be a stinger chance that it would all line up in the end.

I read slowly, but I’ll try to update this post with some additional experiments as I go.