But where can I buy the book?
February 12, 2018 10:11 PM - Subscribe

Fanfare is a great media resource, both for water cooler discussions and as a means of discovery. The [books included] tag (usually for teevee series) makes me want to click something for a good-ish list of places to buy the @&$!?! Books!

Yes, I’m looking at you, The Magicians. And The Expanse.

On my part, this is obscene levels of laziness — I work a block away from Powell’s Books. But right now, I wanna throw myself under the yoke of Capitalism, read a thread, click the thing and HAVE the thing! Yay McDonald’s culture.

My pony request would be for ANY work in fanfare to have (legal) sources where people can get it. For books, the usual suspects where books/ebooks are sold, for teevee stuff, which services provide it (optionally, link to the Sign Up For Free Trial would be awesome) and such like that.

I know that the backend can’t provide this all by its lonesome, but is there a possibility that such a feature might be genericized so that the OP can fill in a box or two of purchase links and have that reference hang around all future episodic posts?

Mad Amazon affiliate dollars (for the Blue!) are at stake!
posted by drfu (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
This is a good thought, thanks! We'll put it in the hopper for the upcoming changes to Fanfare.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:13 AM on February 13


In the meanwhile, people should certainly feel free to post a link to the book in question in the first few comments!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:18 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


For previous work in this area, I think there were Greasemonkey scripts for checking the local library for works on Amazon, and I think Wikipedia has extensive tooling for hunting for books.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:06 AM on February 14 [1 favorite]


Don't forget: altered carbon
posted by miss-lapin at 8:51 AM on February 20


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