Amazon Add Books failures
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Amazons currently not working as an Add Books source:
- Brazil (AWS.InvalidAssociate)
- Japan (AWS.InvalidAssociate)
We're looking into it and will post updates when we have them. Sorry for the trouble, folks.
I've subsequently got China and Spain to return results again, finally. Maybe just lots of throttling, considering I tried each search thrice before posting this report.
From what Tim says there it sounds like .mx is indeed a lost cause.
Amazon Japan all media
Amazon Japan books
Amazon Japan movies
Amazon Japan music
Amazon Japan music and movies
American School in Japan
Hokkaido University of Education
We've tried to get National Diet Library connected, but no luck so far. It is possibly the IDEAL source for Japanese books. For those in the "Library Add Books Sources Maintenance" group: https://www.librarything.com/topic/260076
American School in Japan seems to work (returns results) consistently for single word; but not ISBN and not multi-word or phrase searches.
Hokkaido University of Education seems to work (returns results) consistently for single word, phrase, and ISBN searches.
Okayama University seems to work (returns results) consistently for single word, phrase, and ISBN searches.
Sapporo University seems to work (returns results) consistently for single word, phrase, and ISBN searches.
Waseda University fails completely -- no connection. I will try to find new connection details.
Obviously it would be good for there to be better Japanese sources, but LT can only do what the available sources allow.
And yes, AmazonJP would have wrong fields that need to be corrected, but that is a different problem from losing a source which covers most of Japanese books with their titles and ISBNs.
That has nothing to do with whether the book has been added manually or not. OK, maybe a little since if everyone adds from the same source its more likely that they'll be auto-combined, but then maybe not, since Amazon often adds a lot of junk to their titles.
If you will provide some words and/or ISBNs, I will do some testing on the sources I mentioned. I also have been hunting for other Japanese sources that use z39.50.
-創造の方法学 (ISBN: 9784061455535)
-アフリカ経済論 (ISBN: 9784623041602)
-ソフィーの世界―哲学者からの不思議な手紙 (ISBN: 9784140802236)
-虐殺器官 (ISBN: 9784150309848)
-3月のライオン (1) (ISBN: 9784592145110)
-グリーンネイバーフッド (ISBN: 9784881242339)
-ネイバーフッド台北 (ISBN: 9784908406089) *corrected
-MEZZANINE VOLUME 1 SUMMER 2017 (ISBN: 9784908406096)
Also, no source covers new books like this:
-問題解決大全 (ISBN: 9784894517806) published Nov 20th
Sapporo Uni has SOMETHING with that title...just not sure it's what you want. Also, not sure why it doesn't show in the LT results.
問題解決大全 -- Is this the same book: https://calil.jp/book/4894517809? And this: http://iss.ndl.go.jp/books/R100000067-I000208084-00? As I mentioned, I'm still hunting for alternate sources that could be added to LT. This may require LT staff to add some connections that aren't z39.50. Maybe. Or for LT staff to contact source libraries formally.
can you explain to me technical problems preventing you adding NDL as a source?
I had suggested some Japanese sources in the past (NDL included) , but didn`t get any reply yet.
I can contact them in Japanese, so that we can add it.
Waseda seems to be not working now..
Other sources seems to be new for me, I`ll add and try them next week, as I`ll be offline these days.
But, the most important Japanese sources are Amazon Japan, NDL, (as well as other sources that not supported by LT but supported by other Japanese apps).
Please re-try using Japanese ISBNs (4XXXXXXX) and see if you`ll get the same result.
I tried the sources with Japanese ISBNs but unfortunately, the results were the same.
Here are some examples which are not covered by any of existing (working) Japanese sources:
-3月のライオン (1) (ISBN: 9784592145110) - the one shown on lesmel's post was a different one
-グリーンネイバーフッド (ISBN: 9784881242339)
-ネイバーフッド台北 (ISBN: 9784908406089) - ISBN was wrong on my previous post
-MEZZANINE VOLUME 1 SUMMER 2017 (ISBN: 9784908406096)
-問題解決大全 (ISBN: 9784894517806) https://calil.jp/book/4894517809?
-土井家の「一生もん」2品献立 (ISBN: 9784062716338)
-きょうの料理 わたしのいつものごはん (ISBN: 9784141992493)
-ナガサキインサイトガイド (ISBN: 9784062166348)
Thank you for your reply.
"私本管理" is maybe good application. It's new to me! But unfortunately, I have no Windows OS, so I cannot try...
"collectorz" is not free. I want a temporary substitution of LibraryThing, so it's a little MOTTAINAI for me. I'll wait a little bit more for recovering this issue, and I hope to be able to add books using other source of japanese books (ex. https://openbd.jp/) in LibrarryThing.
I and others are looking into other options as time permits, but it's a busy time of year.
Openbd.jp looks interesting. I've brought it up to be investigated.
I`ll wait for confirmation so that I can talk to them.
Is LT`s IP "18.104.22.168" a private IP or a shared IP in a shared hosting plan?
- I couldn`t find the source named "openbd.jp" in LT sources.
- in reply to #31, your materials are found in my system, as it uses Amazon JP database.
- The problem here is LT connecting to Amazon.. My system as well as other Japanese systems (free/ paid) have no problems connecting to it. This problem is on LT`s side.
openbd.jp is not yet a source here on LT. I mentioned that it looked like an interesting suggestion to investigate adding (after it was suggested in >32 ozakira:), but no decision has been made on whether it would be possible or desirable to add it.
There's been some progress in troubleshooting the NDL. It might not be an IP-block after all, but a change in available record syntaxes. My guess is that supporting NDL will probably require additional coding to support XML records. As of now, I have no timeframe for when the necessary changes might be implemented. Also, please keep in mind that this may not be the only problem with NDL, as I was unable to investigate the issue further. ccatalfo will no doubt make an announcement when there is further news, good or bad.
As far as Rakuten Japan: they don't use the Z39.50 or SRU protocols as far as I know. I'll mention it though.
There was another report of a broken amazon link over the weekend, but this is the first of the broken amazon link reports I could find/remember...
I was able to find and add my Japanese titles with Amazon.com without any issue. I searched by ISBN. Of course, not all the data is there so I have to manually add authors and published dates.
FWIW, we have a written contract with Amazon that includes the stipulation that they can't do this without special notice and a wind-down period. I have a promise from them not to cut us off too. But an agreement with a very high-level executive don't filter down to such a thing. The last time I had to pull that thread, it was a hassle, and it required taking the time of someone so high up, they didn't know who to tell. It cost a lot of political juice--and we need what we can get there.
And then we got rejected again, for another reason, automatically, a few months later.
Anyway, we're going to apply again. And we're getting ProQuest/Bowker data in place, so we have some other options.
Order a book every six months – something useful at the office that can be expensed.
As the old vaudeville routine goes, just “Pay the two dollars”.
I tried leaving comments about it in the application. This sort of thing is read by a wage slave in a second-world county who has a quota, if it's not just read entirely by computers. I've tried including my contact's name, bits of the contract, please to contact me, etc.
That's probably the simplest approach, assuming amazon.ca allows ordering from and shipping to US addresses.
- Did developers here try registering as an Amazon Associate separately for each locale?
- Did developers here try checking this page? (Search the page for: AWS.InvalidAssociate using CTRL+F)
- LT logs should contain error details returned from Amazon Japan in Japanese, I can translate it to English.
We are speaking about a problem that is hard even for professional developers.. I didn`t mean incompetency.. just giving a hand for help.
I love LT. So, I hope LT doesn't disregard Japanese users.
What's actually the root cause of this? Do we have some implausibly low search quota with them or something? I can understand any number of difficult issues holding up the Amazons having InvalidAssociate errors, but RequestThrottled seems like it would be an easier fix. I think many of the users in this thread would be less frustrated if we could know more of the specifics of the problem and a rough probability of it ever getting fixed.
(Also I am a professional programmer, so if it's just an issue of time/manpower I would be willing to contribute.)
The problem persists here, but it works fine everywhere else..
They say the problem is with Amazon Japan.. but I successfully tested other services using Amazon Japan as their source.
Have a look at #56 and #57 : When I tried giving them a hand they considered this as an insult.
Me also an programmer.
We are indeed waiting for approval from Amazon Japan.
I tested Amazon Japan and it`s working now.
Hope the problem with other amazons are fixed as well. You tell it when you try testing.
- Everything that had been searched for on Amazon Japan before it went down is now working again.
- Everything else is NOT working, UNTIL someone searches the book via another source, whereupon when searching on Amazon Japan it actually just retrieves it from that other source - and counts as you having added the book from there rather than from Amazon Japan. This process usually does not retrieve the author name (so this has to be added manually) and occasionally garbles the title (e.g アウトブレイク・カンパニー萌える侵略者13 comes out as ã'¢ã'¦ãƒˆãƒ-ãƒ¬ã'¤ã'¯ãƒ»ã'«ãƒ³ãƒ'ãƒ‹ãƒ¼ èŒãˆã'‹ä¾µç•¥è€...13).
Thank you, This explains why most Amazon Japan searches return English results.