Archive for June, 2013

The Google Books API

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Since the last update of Bookpedia, version 5.1.4, users have access to the vast database of Google books. Especially for our international users and those doing ISBN searches this is a great addition.

The new plug-in proved so popular that the program started hitting its API search limit recently, which Google sets to 1000 searches a day. We contacted them right away and asked for an extension of the limit and within a day got a positive reply with the extension granted x10. So now no Bookpedia users should see this in their Add window anymore when doing a Google Books search.


In case you’re wondering, you don’t need to re-download the program or wait for an update. The change is dependent on our signup with Google Books so it’s automatically handled by the program.