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Goodreads API

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 member by email address, and get reviews by ISBN.

The Goodreads API allows developers access to Goodreads data in order to help websites or applications that deal with books be more personalized, social, and engaging. The API can be used in many ways, including:

Review Syndication: Goodreads has 10 million reviews across 700,000 titles. The API lets users display these reviews on their website.

Goodreads Connect: Members can connect to their Goodreads account, and developers have full access to the books, ratings, and reviews the member has in their shelves, as well as the member's friends. This can be used to personalize an ecommerce store, power recommendations, show a widget of a member's favorite books, build a mobile or desktop client app, and more.

The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

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Goodreads: Highlights

Summary
Book search and social book services
Category
Other
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, RSS
API home
http://www.goodreads.com/api 

Goodreads: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.goodreads.com

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API key for some methods  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
goodreads.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
None specified 
Terms of Service
API terms 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key, OAuth 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Ruby 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
www.goodreads.com/blog 
API Forum
www.goodreads.com/group/show/8095 
Developer Support
Contact form 
Console URL
 

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