Getting Started: Using the API
Welcome to ISBNdb.com. New users will automatically be using API 2.0. Users prior to May 2019 have the option of using API 1.0 until May 1 2020 when it will no longer be supported. Your API key is accessible in your user dash and in your welcome email as well.
The API 2 URL is api2.isbndb.api.com.
Please make sure your code is formatted correctly according to our code examples on the API doc:
You may also test your key in the API doc directly to confirm it is working properly. Select the "Authorize " button on the API docs page and enter your key; then select a Get subject and the "Try it out" button; paste your key there to execute and confirm it is working.
The most common errors are unauthorized key or limits exceeded; your subscription must be current for your key to be authorized. If you exceed your daily call limits in a 24 hour period, the key will no longer work the remainder of that day.
For new subscribers, there is a 500 daily call limit during the 7 day free trial. After the 7 days your plan call limits will automatically reset to the higher call limits of the plan you subscribed to. At any time during the trial, you may bypass the trial using the button in your dashboard to immediately begin the subscription plan at the higher call limits.
The API data fields are ISBN, ISBN13, title, author, list price, publisher, publish date, edition, format, cover image, subject, pages, dimensions, binding, overview, and language.
The Premium plan offers all data fields, as well as bulk data which allows you to call up to 1000 books with 1 API call.
The Pro plan offers all data fields, bulk data, and also real time prices.
API 1.0 is discontinued, please ensure your code is formatted correctly according to the API 2.0 documentation available at https://isbndb.com/apidocs/v2. All existing API keys will work so there is no need to make any other changes. If you were subscribed to an older plan, your billing rate will be grandfathered in unless you cancel or switch plans.
After you have created and verified your account, you will have access to the ISBNdb API plan that you have chosen. Your API key is available in your dashboard and will remain authorized as long as you remain subscribed to your plan.
In your account dashboard, you can monitor your API usage, edit your profile, change plans, or cancel your subscription.
The dashboard display shows your trailing 30 day usage of the API so you can monitor your usage.
From the dash, you can also edit any of your profile information. Please note if you change your email, you will need to also update your paypal payments to remain subscribed.
To change plans, select the "Switch Plans" button in your dash, and then select the new plan you want. Follow the instructions to complete the switch (please note there is no trial period for a switch nor can we prorate any funds to the new plan). Your API key will remain the same and will have the new daily call limits of the plan you switched to.
To cancel your subscription, select the "Edit Profile" button from the dash and scroll to bottom and select "cancel account". Your ISBNdb key and account will be deleted if you select this option. Please note you must also cancel your PayPal payments through your PayPal dashboard.
ISBNdb currently accepts PayPal as our primary form of payment. We are working on offering alternative payment methods in the future. Once your subscription is setup, your payments will process automatically through PayPal each month until you cancel your account. We are unable to offer refunds for any plans or unused calls. You may cancel your plan at any time through your dashboard; please note you must also cancel your PayPal payments through your PayPal dashboard.
If you are interested in prepaying for an annual plan, we also offer check, wire, and credit card payments. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternate payment options on annual plans.
Each book includes Title, ISBN and ISBN13, Publisher, Author, Edition, Subject, Overview, Dimensions, dewey decimal, publication date, format, price and historical pricing (when available)
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While we attempt to help all of our users find their way around our API and resolve any bugs they might be encountering, our support access is limited to a certain number of users per day. Unless the API is simply not working for you (and you are using a supported platform) we can try to figure out what is happening.