HarperCollins Debuts OpenBook API Beta
The developer site is still a bit raw, with some broken links and less-than-polished documentation, but the data available is quite comprehensive. The OpenBook API offers not only information on HarperCollins authors and books in US and international markets, but also author tour information. Want to know when best-selling science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson is coming to town, what the cover of his latest book looks like, and how many pages long it is? The OpenBook API has all that information and more. HarperCollins and its subsidiaries publish in a wide variety of genres, from fiction to cookbooks to biographies, so there should be something for everyone to love in here.
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See Also: HarperCollins Open Book API Beta Info Page (via Programmable Web)
See Also: HarperCollins Publishers Debuts API Launch and Developer Network (Official Launch Announcement via Mashery.com)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.