WLW Plugin: Book Info Lookup

Posted on September 21, 2006

I have created my second plugin for Windows Live Writer which is a tool that will do information lookups via the Amazon.com web service.  This is particularly useful if you want to post about a book you are writing.  The “insert” includes the ability to add the title, author, book image, and a link to the book itself on Amazon if you want to read more about it or simply buy it.

It looks like this:

Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers
by Robert Scoble, Shel Israel

Read more about this title…


You can simply search for a title or author and you are presented with the results from which you can select the one you are looking for.

If you are interested in this plugin, check out the Windows Live Writer Plugin Project over at CodePlex and find other plugins as well.

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Great plugin. Thanks for sharing it. It would be even better if I could add my associates id to the link that’s created. Any thoughts on adding this capability?



Thanks Will! That wouldn’t be too hard to add … I haven’t had much time to do any development lately, but with the holidays around the corner, I’ll see what I can do. Keep your eyes peeled for an update! -JB

Jonathan Evatt

Hi Justin,
I second that suggestion. Being able to have ones Associate ID embedded in there is somewhat important. That’s the main reason the majority of people take the time to link to books on Amazon.
Would love to see this feature added.



I have posted an update for the plugin. You can find the updated post here: