53 Books APIs: Google Books, Goodreads and SharedBook

Our API directory now includes 53 books APIs. The newest is the Readmill API, a social platform for eReaders which we recently covered. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Books API. We list 11 Google Books mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of books APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead the way. There are 44 books REST APIs and 8 books SOAP APIs. Our directory lists 35 books XML APIs and 21 books JSON APIs.

The most common tags within books are 16 reference books APIs, 11 social books APIs and 10 library books APIs.

On the mashup side, we list 83 books mashups. We named Small Demons as mashup of the day in January. For reference, here is a list of all 53 books APIs.

  Abundant Barnes & Noble Price API: Book price retrieval service.Track this API

  aNobii API: Book sharing service.Track this API

  Bertram Books API: UK book retailing service.Track this API

  Bible Gateway API: Bible lookup services.Track this API

  Bible Lookup API: Bible lookup service.Track this API

  bkkeepr API: Book reading social services.Track this API

  Blurb API: Social book publishing Platform.Track this API

  Bol.com API: Dutch online retail store.

  Book Glutton API: Convert HTML to EPUB.Track this API

  Bookleteer API: Craft booklet creation service.Track this API

  BookMooch API: Books exchange service.Track this API

  Bookshare API: Accessible Books For Readers with Print Disabilities.Track this API

  Bookworm ePub Reader API: Online book management service.Track this API

  Bowker Book Metadata Service API: Book descriptive metadata service.

  CatalogWS API: Academic Library.Track this API

  Copac API: Search UK libraries.Track this API

  Direct Textbook API: Book price comparison service.Track this API

  ESV Bible Lookup API: Bible lookup service.Track this API

  Feedbooks API: Mobile book and RSS services.Track this API

  Goodreads API: Book search and social book services.Track this API

  Google Book Search Book Viewability API: Book search.Track this API

  Google Books API: Book search services.Track this API

  Hathi Trust Data Distribution API: Library catalog search service.Track this API

  hon.jp API: Japanese eBook metadata service.

  I'vRead API: Social Reading Record.Track this API

  iTrackmine Simple API: Collection sharing service.Track this API

  Library of Congress SRW API: Information database search.Track this API

  Library of Congress Subject Headings API: Access to the Library of Congress Subject Headings.Track this API

  LibraryThing API: Books database and community.Track this API

  Living Stones API: Bible lookup service.Track this API

  Luzme API: Ebook price data engine.Track this API

  New York Times Best Sellers API: New York Times best-seller lists data.Track this API

  O'Reilly Product Metadata Interface API: Book and publishing industry metadata interface.

  Open Library API: Library data access.

  OReilly Safari API: Book search.Track this API

  PaperBack Swap API: Book exchange service.Track this API

  PubEasy API: Publishing and book sales information service.Track this API

  Random House API: Book search and viewing service.Track this API

  Readernaut API: Social book review service.Track this API

  Readmill API: Online eBook discussion platform.Track this API

  ReadSocial API: Social reading service for reading applications.Track this API

  SendToReader API: Send web pages to Kindle devices.Track this API

  SharedBook API: On-demand reverse publishing system.Track this API

  SharedBookshelves API: Book sharing service.Track this API

  TasteKid API: Taste discovery service.Track this API

  Unglue.it API: Digital content relicensing service.

  USA Today Best-Selling Books API: Best-Selling Books Information Service.Track this API

  USA Today Book Reviews API: Book review service.Track this API

  What's on My Bookshelf API: Book trading community service.Track this API

  WorldCat Identities API: Library data access.Track this API

  WorldCat Search API: Library data access.Track this API

  WorldCat xISBN API: ISBN and book edition linking service.Track this API

  Yonda4 API: Reading lists and recommendations.Track this API

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