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    Help/tips on building an ISBN database in MySQL ?

    I am in the process of setting up an ISBN database which I need for a price comparison site for books. As there doesn't seem to be a CDDB for books I'd like some ideas/pointers to how I can collect the ISBN information to get the database started - and then how I can keep it up-to-date - in the easiest and cheapest way!

    I'd prefer to collect the information in a MySQL database, but if there are solutions for other databases I'm more than willing to take a look at these too.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Maybe there is some useful info at isbn.org

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    Contact book distributors (New Leaf, Random House, Bantam, etc...) with your concept. Many of them offer lists of their products in CSV file formats that you can use to get your database up and running.
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    W. Luke: Thanks for the idea. I will definitely try that.

    As for ISBN.org - I have searched through the site but didn't really find anything useful. Thanks anyway .


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