Is it possible, instead of an ISBN link, to send a query consisting of author
and title to the service that the user has selected in preferences?
|From: Fred Bauder <fredbaud(a)ctelco.net>
|Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 06:35:39 -0600
|At 10:24 PM 8/29/02 -0400, you wrote:
|>|Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:38:02 -0700
|>|I implemented a new system for ISBN links. Please check
|>|it out (for example, see "Oliver Goldsmith"), and let me know
|>|what other text you might add to that page, or what other
|>|sites you might want to link to.
|>Added a sentence to your text:
|>You have reached this page by clicking on the ISBN number of a book.
|>Below is a list of links to other sites that sell new and used books.
|>*Click on one of these sites for more information on the book you are
|>interested in.* These sites may also have further information about
|>other books you are looking for. Wikipedia is not affiliated with any
|>of these businesses, and this list should not be construed as an
|>Also, will this be a regular article or resource reachable by the
|>index? In that case there would have to be a more elaborate
|I rather like the simple 4 choices there now. AddAll and Pricescan are
|price based searches with Addall searching for used (and expanding
|gradually in that area) and Pricescan listing some deep discount sellers.
|Amazon and Barnes & Noble offer related book, book reviews and reviews by
|I've started an article [[How to find a book]] which I invite participation
|on. It will cover all the finer points including library searchs. When it
|is in reasonable shape a link from the new page would be helpful.
|Might later do a [[How to buy a book]] too, but the finding article is
|enough for now.
|Listing a few useful books under '''Further Reading''' is I think
|practice, although the selection is certainly subject to edit. Sometimes
|certain books become the standard reference in a area or offer a great deal
|of material that could be used by anyone working on the article.
|The ISBN system started about 1970 and only refers to a particular edition
|of a book, obviously title and author search will return much more
|information. It's good if the book used in '''Further
Reading''' has been
|searched first by title and a later edition that is available for a nominal
|cost used is cited. Many many books that have been published lately are
|available for 75 cents plus postage.
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