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Importing books

Before you can import books, you need to have entered your API key. See instructions:  Getting an API Key.

Once the settings are configured, you can start importing. Head over to Books > Import to begin the process.

Form for importing books from Goodreads

You’ll see a large text box—this is where you enter a list of ISBNs to import. Place each ISBN on a new line. When you’re ready, click “Begin Importing”. You’ll see a progress bar, which will increment each time one of the books has been processed.

Progress bar as books are imported from Goodreads

Any books that fail to import will be noted below the progress bar. A book may fail to import if:

  • The Goodreads website is unavailable.
  • Goodreads cannot find the ISBN in their system.

Once the import is complete, you’ll see a success message. You can then view all of your new books in Books > All Books.

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