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IT eBooks
IT eBooks provides online access to computer science and programming books, which can be downloaded free of charge. The IT eBooks API allows users to search for available books and retrieve book... eBooks 06.20.2014
Oslo Public Library
The Oslo Public Library (Deichmanske bibliotek) is the largest public library in Norway. The library has an online book recommendation service that can be accessed either through the website or via... Recommendations 03.19.2014
NYPL Digital Collections
NYPL Digital Collections API provides access to portions of the New York Public Library's digitized collections. They are available as machine-readable data records that users can search, crawl... Search 03.14.2014
Ghent University Academic Bibliography
The Ghent University Academic Bibliography provides bibliographic information describing scientific publications by Ghent University researchers. The Ghent University Academic Bibliography API... Education 02.19.2014
Andertoons
Andertoons is a site for the cartoons by Mark Anderson. The site allows users to browse through the comics he has created by category, tag, alphabetically, and many other criterion. The Andertoons... Entertainment 02.05.2014
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lookupisbn.com
Lookupisbn.com provides a simple way to find books by ISBN, Author or Title. It utilizes Amazon for product details and related books. In addition, it utilizes AbeBooks for comparative pricing. Books 05.19.2014
Librables
Librables brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks. eBooks 11.11.2013
eBooksDoc.com
eBooksDoc brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks. Books 09.14.2013
Book vs Movie
What's better, the book or the movie? The answer to an age old debate, using science. Movies 07.20.2013
Free eBooks Search
Google Books takes a couple of search steps to show if an ebook is available for free download in PDF or EPUB format. This app lets you find free eBooks from the Google Books collection in a single... eBooks 03.13.2013
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IT eBooks
IT eBooks provides online access to computer science and programming books, which can be downloaded free of charge. The IT eBooks API allows users to search for available books and retrieve book... eBooks 06.20.2014
Oslo Public Library
The Oslo Public Library (Deichmanske bibliotek) is the largest public library in Norway. The library has an online book recommendation service that can be accessed either through the website or via... Recommendations 03.19.2014
NYPL Digital Collections
NYPL Digital Collections API provides access to portions of the New York Public Library's digitized collections. They are available as machine-readable data records that users can search, crawl... Search 03.14.2014
Ghent University Academic Bibliography
The Ghent University Academic Bibliography provides bibliographic information describing scientific publications by Ghent University researchers. The Ghent University Academic Bibliography API... Education 02.19.2014
Andertoons
Andertoons is a site for the cartoons by Mark Anderson. The site allows users to browse through the comics he has created by category, tag, alphabetically, and many other criterion. The Andertoons... Entertainment 02.05.2014
Marvel Comics
The Marvel Comics API provides developer access to metadata describing Marvel's 70+ years of comics. The RESTful API delivers JSON formatted information about creators, characters, series,... Entertainment 02.03.2014
Koninklijke Bibliotheek Early Dutch Books
The dataset Early Dutch Books Online (EDBO) gives access to over 2 million full-text digitized pages from over 11,000 books printed in the Netherlands between 1781-1800. This set is freely reusable... Science 01.29.2014
Koninklijke Bibliotheek WLIC
The dataset "Watermarks in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries" (WILC) offers access to over 16,000 watermarks from books printed between 1450 and 1501 (incunabula) in the Low Countries... Education 01.29.2014
TheNile.co.nz
TheNile.co.nz is a New Zealand online department store. The Nile carries books, baby supplies, health and beauty, home and garden, pets, movies, music, sports and outdoors, textbooks, and toys. The... eCommerce 01.17.2014
SamEnrico eBook
SamEnrico sells digital publications and subscriptions. It also provides an OPDS API that allows users to browse, search, and download eBooks, magazines, and papers for free to the e-reader of their... Feeds 10.30.2013
CampusBooks
CampusBooks is a search service designed to help users find the lowest prices on new and used textbooks. Rather than selling textbooks itself, CampusBooks allows users to search for the best prices... Search 10.17.2013
Valobox
Valobox is a web application that stores books in the cloud, making them instantly available to read on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Valobox offers reading and discovery enhancement tools such as... Tools 09.20.2013
Wisconsin Center for the Book
The Wisconsin Center for the Book celebrates the culture of the book by encouraging the joys of reading and writing and by honoring Wisconsin’s literary heritage. Through its API, the Center... Database 08.29.2013
Leanpub
Leanpub is a free online publishing service for authors. Users can publish both in-progress and completed books, allowing them to get readers' feedback on the earlier versions. Authors can write... Other 08.19.2013
DK Top 10 Travel Guides
Pearson's DK Top 10 Travel Guides provide travel information in a top 10 format, allowing readers to identify the top 10 things to do at a location. Pearson's DK Top 10 Travel Guides API... Travel 07.03.2013
AppAddict
AppAddict is an online collection of cracked applications and digital books for mobile devices. The AppAddict API allows users to automate mass uploads via HTTP GET/POST calls. Users must have an... File Sharing 05.19.2013
New York Public Library Digital Collections
The New York Public Library offers a collection of articles, books, exhibits, and projects numbering in the tens of millions. The collections include, through public-private partnerships, scholarly... Search 04.07.2013
Ebook Glue
Ebook Glue is a service for creating ePub and Mobipocket ebooks from HTML- and CSS-formatted text in order to make lengthy content easier to read on an iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, or Android device.... Media 04.02.2013
Printzel
Printzel is an iPad application for creating photo books that are professionally printed and bound in either hardcover or softcover form. An online reviewer allows users to view and share their books... Photos 03.29.2013
WhatsOnMyBookshelf
WhatsOnMyBookshelf is a web-based book trading community. Users list the books they own and can trade with other users to read and discover new books as well as earn points which can be accumulated... Social 03.14.2013
Wattpad
Wattpad is an application for web, mobile, and tablets that allows users to create and share stories. Wattpad also allows users to read stories and interact with the authors within the application.... Social 02.10.2013
iDreamBooks
iDreamBooks is a service that aggregates book critic reviews. Users can search for books by title, author, ISBN, and genre to retrieve book information and review information. The iDreamBooks API... Entertainment 02.06.2013
Pearson Brilliant Series
Brilliant books, from Pearson, are outcome-focused and straight to the point. Brilliant books cover over 100 topics to help readers learn about a subject quickly. The Pearson Brilliant API allows... Education 02.01.2013
iLanguageArts
iLanguageArts is an online education system provided by Perfection Learning. It allows teachers and students to access and manage their Language Arts-related digital books and resources at any time,... Education 01.05.2013
Scholarly iQ
The service provides measures of popularity and influence of published papers and authors. It generates data recording how often a publication is cited by other scholars and how influential those... Reference 12.14.2012
Publications NZ Book Cover
The service provides images of book covers for publications from New Zealand as a way to support the country's libraries and promote its publications in catalogs of relevant works. Licensing... Media 10.12.2012
Penguin Classics
Contained within the Penguin Classics API are 48 of the best novels ever written in the English Language. Full text of universally loved classics such as Jane Eyre, Dracula, and Great Expectations... Other 10.10.2012
Project Bamboo
The service provides research environments to aid research in the humanities work across different institutions. Its infrastructure helps libraries and technology platforms to interact with... Reference 09.25.2012
Baker & Taylor EDI
Baker & Taylor is the world's largest distributor of physical and digital content and value-added services. It supplies books and media to libraries and retailers, along with services for... eCommerce 09.12.2012
Peachpit Visual QuickStart Guides
With more than 12 million copies in print, Visual QuickStart Guides have been a vital part of the computer book category for years and are an established and trusted resource for creative people. Itâ... Reference 08.20.2012
OverDrive
OverDrive is a digital media platform for retailers, libraries, and users. OverDrive offers features for users to access digital media content, such as eBooks from retailers and libraries, on various... Media 08.03.2012
Nursing & Health Survival Guides
**This API is no longer available or supported** Developed by experts in topical areas of health and social care, the Nursing & Health Survival Guides are highly regarded best-selling quick... Medical 06.19.2012
University of Michigan Courses
The University of Michigan, a state university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers a variety of APIs that allow developers to access and integrate various data from the University of Michigan with other... Education 06.17.2012
txtr Reaktor
txtr is an eBook and digital content reading application and eBook store in Europe. Reaktor by txtr is a service infrastructure to access txtr's digital content and reader services. The Reaktor... Other 06.14.2012
Your Book Launch
Your Book Launch is a book marketing service. Authors can register their book release date to manage and publicize a launch event. Users can also browse and communicate with other authors through... Social 06.10.2012
Random House Insight
The Random House Insight API is a set of programming tools that allow internet applications to view and search digitized book content. It provides keyword searches that find matches against the full... Search 05.15.2012
University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries API allows users to access its Library Management System, the documentation database used for managing and describing library holdings. The University of Toronto... Reference 05.08.2012
Visual DataFlex ISBN Validation
The Visual DataFlex ISBN Validation API allows users to validate ISBN codes that are either 10 or 13 digits long. Note that this API can only determine whether an ISBN number is potentially valid,... Tools 05.08.2012
Opuss
Opuss is an application to create, write, read, and share words and texts. Opuss is for writers and for anyone who loves to write, read, and share words. The Opuss API allows developers to access... Social 04.20.2012
HarperCollins Open Book
HarperCollins is a large book publisher. HarperCollins publishes a wide variety of genres, including fiction, memoirs, business books, biographies, cookbooks, and children's books. The... Other 04.06.2012
AbeBooks
AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. The AbeBooks marketplace includes thousands of booksellers around the world selling new, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books. The AbeBooks API... Search 03.22.2012
Cheeso's Looky Book Service
Cheeso's Looky Book Service API allows users to search for books by keyword, returning the title, author, and ISBN of applicable books. Users may choose to specify a source website such as... Search 03.16.2012
Readmill
Readmill is an online and mobile platform for readers to share information about what eBooks they are reading, allowing them to highlight and discuss sections of eBooks with other users. The... Social 03.05.2012
ReadSocial
ReadSocial is a service that works inside reading applications for books and magazines. Users can share and connect with the content displayed in these reading applications. The ReadSocial API... Social 03.03.2012
Bookleteer
The service allows users to create downloadable PDF files for printing locally and assembled into hand-made books. A feature enables design of StoryCubes, which generate printouts that can be cut out... Entertainment 02.16.2012
Bowker Book Metadata Service
The service provides descriptive information about books and other media resources maintained by the publisher of Books in Print, a comprehensive listing of currently available publications. Data... eCommerce 01.23.2012
Unglue.it
Unglue.It is a service, currently in alpha, that gives individuals and institutions a place to join together to free ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense... Other 01.18.2012
Abundant Barnes & Noble Price
The Barnes & Noble Price API allows users to determine a book's retail value. Given the ISBN for a book, this API returns the book's cost (given in U.S. dollars) if purchased from... eCommerce 01.13.2012
Bol.com
Bol.com is the biggest online retailer from the Netherlands. Bol.com sells a variety of products, including DVDs, games, music, electronics, computers, and books. The Bol.com API allows developers... eCommerce 01.09.2012
Bertram Books
The service enables online book sales by partner sites with transaction processing and fulfillment by the provider's UK distribution facility. Applications can search by ISBN to get price and... eCommerce 12.28.2011
PubEasy
The service handles e-commerce functions for booksellers, including product information, order placement and tracking, and availability data. Users can interact with participating publishers,... eCommerce 12.06.2011
WorldCat xISBN
The web service associates library catalog records from WorldCat with related resources based on ISBN. Submitting an ISBN retrieves a list of ISBNs for records related by an algorithm from OCLC, the... Reference 11.29.2011
What's on My Bookshelf
What's on My Bookshelf is a book trading community that allows users to list books they have and view what books other people have. Users can trade books with each other and with the community... Social 10.09.2011
Connexions
Connexions is global repository for open educational materials including textbooks, teaching materials and learning materials. Connexions provides content repository of modules, collections, and... Education 10.04.2011
WriteThat.Name
Evercontact is a service that updates email address books by analyzing email signatures. It currently works with Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook, Salesforce, Highrise and Lotus Notes. The Evercontact... Email 08.22.2011
PaperBack Swap
PaperBack Swap is a free book trading service. Books are also available for purchase from the website. The PaperBack Swap API allows for retrieval of information such as member wish lists, recently... Other 08.08.2011
SendToReader
Sendtoreader is a service which lets its users send web pages to their Kindles to read them later. The API allows third party applications to send web pages to their users' Kindles in the same... Books 07.06.2011
Yonda4
Yonda4 is a social site where users can post the books that they are reading and make recommendations. The API lets developers get reading records across the entire site and book records from a... Recommendations 05.20.2011
I'vRead
I'vRead is a record of what books a user has read. Users don't need to sign up for an I'vRead account, they only have to post a Tweet in the format 'book name @ivread comment... Social 04.30.2011
Luzme
Luzme is now used by people all over the world to find eBooks, and by corporate customers to source timely and accurate eBook price information. The Luzme API allows access to accurate and... eCommerce 04.10.2011
USA Today Book Reviews
The nationwide newspaper USA Today provides access to its book reviews going back to 2004. Find most recent reviews or search based on authors and titles. There is also an option to filter results by... News Services 03.22.2011
Bookshare
Bookshare is a service that aims to provide books and periodical to those readers with print disabilities (such as blindness, a learning disability, or a physical disability). Bookshare also provides... Reference 01.26.2011
TasteKid
The TasteKid API allows developers to integrate recommendations into other products/applications. TasteKid is a discovery engine that provides on spot, relevant, music, movies, shows, books and... Recommendations 12.21.2010
USA Today Best-Selling Books
USA Today's Best-Selling Books API provides a method for developers to retrieve USA TOday's weekly compiled list of the nation's best-selling books, which is published each Thursday.... Reference 12.09.2010
iTrackmine Simple
Simple interface to pull your collection data from iTrackmine.com to use on your website. Essentially makes feeds available of your iTrackMine collections, though the text data format is proprietary. Social 10.11.2010
SharedBookshelves
Book-sharing service for churches. Congregation members can add their books to the site, then anyone can search to find books available to loan to other members. API can be integrated into church... Social 09.27.2010
Blurb
Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books � reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them. With the launch of our API, we want to help you help... Social 06.16.2010
O'Reilly Product Metadata Interface
This experimental O'Reilly Product Metadata Interface (OPMI) exposes RDF for all of O'Reilly's titles, organized by ISBN. The OPMI is a REST API and supports the following data formats... Reference 02.25.2010
Hathi Trust Data Distribution
The Hathi Trust API returns bibliographic, copyright, and volume information (including permanent URLs) when queried with a variety of standard identifiers (e.g., ISBN, LCCN, OCLC, etc.). The API has... Reference 02.09.2010
Readernaut
Readernaut is a free service that lets you write reviews, keep notes, make reading lists, track your reading progress and find your friends. Readernaut API is a RESTful API for integration with third... Social 11.30.2009
Bookworm ePub Reader
The Bookworm API allows users and developers to access many of the features of Bookworm from other applications. Using the API, a developer can add, download, and list the ePub content over HTTP in a... Other 11.25.2009
New York Times Best Sellers
The New York Times Best Sellers API lets you get data from all New York Times best-seller lists including rank history for specific best sellers. Four request types are available: get a best-seller... News Services 01.27.2009
Copac
The Copac SRU Interface allows you to search the collections of materials held in libraries throughout the UK. The API lets you search by title, source, publisher, subject and many more. Search 12.02.2008
Book Glutton
The Book Glutton API lets you convert HTML documents into the new EPUB format. The base Book Glutton service is designed to be an experience that is simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a... Books 11.24.2008
bkkeepr
Use the bkkeepr API to get a reader's reading data and get the reading data for a book. Some ideas for developer projects are to see who's reading similar things, locate most-read books,... Social 10.25.2008
Goodreads
Use the Goodreads API to get the books on a shelf, get your friends' updates, link to a book by ISBN or other method, get the url for a book or author, get a members' friends, look up a... Other 10.09.2008
Google Books
Use the Google Book Search Data API to get and modify Book Search content via feeds. Submit full-text searches for books and get book information, ratings, and reviews. Optionally get individual... Reference 09.29.2008
Feedbooks
Use the Feedbooks API to search the Feedbooks database of books, authors, and lists available for download to your mobile device. Feedbooks is a site used to download free e-books, and it is... Telephony 09.14.2008
aNobii
aNobii is a book sharing service that helps book lovers explore books. Users can create bookshelves to track what they've read, what they're currently reading and what they plan to read.... Other 09.03.2008
WorldCat Identities
The WorldCat Idententies API mines the Worldcat database for individual identities and creates a page for each identity. Response include related ISBN's or other identifiers, as well as metadata... Reference 08.13.2008
WorldCat Search
Search for books, videos, or music in the WorldCat database. Responses can include location of the asset at a particular library, with a link. Optionally get the response in a citation format that... Reference 08.13.2008
Open Library
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. To date, we have gathered about 30 million records (13.4 million are available through... Reference 05.07.2008
Library of Congress Subject Headings
This is an experimental service that makes the Library of Congress Subject Headings available as linked-data using the SKOS vocabulary. The goal of lcsh.info is to encourage experimentation and use... Reference 04.06.2008
Google Book Search Book Viewability
The Google Book Search Book Viewability API enables developers to: Link to Books in Google Book Search using ISBNs, LCCNs, and OCLC numbers; Know whether Google Book Search has a specific title and... Search 03.13.2008
BookMooch
From their site: BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want. All the API calls support XML output... Other 03.12.2008
LibraryThing
From their site: Three APIs available: (1) thingISBN takes an ISBN and returns a list of ISBNs from the same "work" (ie., other editions and translations); (2) thingTitle takes a title and... Reference 02.09.2008
CatalogWS
From their site: CatalogWS is a Web API for dynamically querying information from the NCSU Libraries Catalog (North Carolina State University). This API supports a variety of applications that... Reference 02.07.2008
Random House
The Random House API can be used to get data about books, authors, works, and events. A "work" is defined as a collection of titles that share the same content identified by a Random House-... Reference 08.14.2007
Bible Gateway
From their site: This service allows you to display the Verse of the Day. The Verse of the Day uses the SOAP protocol. Other 07.23.2007
Direct Textbook
From their site: Our Price Comparison XML API. The results are the same results from our own site, in a very simple XML format. The REST interface accepts a developer key, and either a book's... eCommerce 06.11.2007
SharedBook
From their site: SharedBook is a technology company that has created an on demand, reverse publishing platform that allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, then... Other 04.10.2007
Living Stones
Living Stones is a web service for any website to be able to search any of three Bible translations that are in the public domain (KJV, AKJV, ASV) and to lookup passages from those translations. Other 04.11.2006
hon.jp
Requires Japanese-enabled PC. This API is provided by Japanese eBook search site HON.JP. Kanji-enabled users can access our proprietary Japanese ebook metadata database, covering titles sold in PC,... eCommerce 03.03.2006
Bible Lookup
Makes the entire American Standard edition of the Holy Bible available by chapter, verse etc. through SOAP. Other 01.14.2006
ESV Bible Lookup
From their site: The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and... Reference 09.04.2005
OReilly Safari
From their site: Developers who want more flexibility than the QuickLinks offer will appreciate the considerable power and freedom available in the use of the API calls. Reference 09.04.2005
Library of Congress SRW
From their site: SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL) is a standard search protocol for Internet search queries, utilizing CQL (Common Query Language), a standard query syntax for representing queries. SRW... Reference 09.04.2005
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lookupisbn.com
Lookupisbn.com provides a simple way to find books by ISBN, Author or Title. It utilizes Amazon for product details and related books. In addition, it utilizes AbeBooks for comparative pricing. Books 05.19.2014
Librables
Librables brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks. eBooks 11.11.2013
eBooksDoc.com
eBooksDoc brings together a community of word lovers. In our site you will be able to find any kind of documents and official manuals (pdf, txt, word, ppt, etc), books and eBooks. Books 09.14.2013
Book vs Movie
What's better, the book or the movie? The answer to an age old debate, using science. Movies 07.20.2013
Free eBooks Search
Google Books takes a couple of search steps to show if an ebook is available for free download in PDF or EPUB format. This app lets you find free eBooks from the Google Books collection in a single... eBooks 03.13.2013
Towns Of The World
All the news, tweets, Books, videos, images, maps and information for every town, country and region in the world. News Services 10.03.2012
BookBargain
Using API's to track prices of books and ebooks: Get best deals for your books and ebooks, in your currency and with shipping cost included. Manage your book’s shopping list and get... Search 05.03.2012
What Book Should I Read
Book recommendation site - takes the ISBN number from a book a user has previously enjoyed and queries Amazon's API to return a selection of other books that are similar based on category... Books 03.23.2012
ReadTracker
ReadTracker is an app for keeping track of the books you read. It helps you learn more about how you read, and lets you view interesting data like how much time you have left on a book. Data 03.06.2012
Small Demons
Suppose someone took every meaningful detail from all the books you love. Every song mentioned, every person, every food or place or movie title. And what if they did that for all the books everyone... Books 01.11.2012
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Google APIs Client Library for Python
The Google APIs Client Library for Python is designed to provide provide simple, flexible, powerful access to many of Google's APIs from Python. Some of the APIs accessible through this library... Data 05.29.2014
Google APIs Client Library for Objective-C
The Google APIs Client Library for Objective-C is a flexible, efficient library provided by Google for accessing its JSON-based APIs. This Library is recommended for applications that will be used on... Data 05.29.2014
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Google Maps Applications Development
Good book on using PHP and Ajax with Google Maps. Covers nuances to using the API. By Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner. 350 pages, published by Apress, Aug 2006. Mapping 11.19.2006