DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby vjl » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 pm

I've been on vacation for a week, but just FYI, beta 101 of Bookpedia produces no results when using the cogwheel and searching Amazon US only for this ASIN: 1406348279

I've not had books to enter in mass lately and won't for a while as I play catch up with a large backlog of FBA items I need to ship to Amazon warehouses. But that item had been originally mis-entered into Bookpedia as B010DTOT7C when I had scanned the barcode back on June 29th for the book [unknown what version of Bookpedia I was running at that time, but I've not restarted Bookpedia since July 1st, when i took an 8 day vacation].
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby vjl » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:43 pm

Just to confirm - I am unable to find any ASIN with beta 101 of Bookpedia. Another one - a map a friend of mine publishes that I sell: B001CV2Q5I

I am using my own Associate ID and access/secret key [and to follow up on the prior message about the IAM rights - leaving them blank, I wasn't able to use Bookpedia - I will try and narrow down the correct rights on Thursday when I have a bit more time].
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby FineWine » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:44 pm

vjl wrote:Just to confirm - I am unable to find any ASIN with beta 101 of Bookpedia. Another one - a map a friend of mine publishes that I sell: B001CV2Q5I

Detailed Guidemap to the Blue Ridge Parkway & Surrounding Area (Central and Northern Sections, 2 maps) 2007 by Outdoor Paths Publishing and Vince LaMonica in Amazon US
vjl wrote:I've been on vacation for a week, but just FYI, beta 101 of Bookpedia produces no results when using the cogwheel and searching Amazon US only for this ASIN: 1406348279

Watch Me Throw the Ball! (Elephant and Piggie) in AbeBooks and Amazon US

Both work on my version beta 101 using Amazon Test
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby vjl » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am

FineWine wrote:Both work on my version beta 101 using Amazon Test


Interesting! Using my own credentials they don't work. I guess I will switch back to Amazon Test.
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby Conor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 am

Thanks for the details. To check on your credentials after searching do look in your console log as it would list any errors from the Amazon API directly reports. You can access the console log via the application 'Console', located inside your Applications/Utilities. The newer messages are towards the end of the log. That said Amazon does sometimes not list items, although this is usually limited to popular Kindle items (I think they are trying to avoid automated price adjustments for popular items by competitors).
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby vjl » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Conor wrote:Thanks for the details. To check on your credentials after searching do look in your console log as it would list any errors from the Amazon API directly reports. You can access the console log via the application 'Console', located inside your Applications/Utilities. The newer messages are towards the end of the log. That said Amazon does sometimes not list items, although this is usually limited to popular Kindle items (I think they are trying to avoid automated price adjustments for popular items by competitors).


Interesting! According to the error, my Amazon Associates ID doesn't have access to the Product Advertising API since I only re-applied a couple of months ago and haven't generated any sales yet. I just use it for Bookpedia, but now I will try and use my affiliate ID to get 3 sales as one must have 3 sales within 3 months to be an official affiliate. But it used to work. :( So I guess I will delete my ID from the Bookpedia prefs and use Amazon Test instead, until I get those 3 sales.

The console error:

Amazon Search Error: AWS.InvalidAssociate = Your XXXXXXX is not registered as an Amazon Associate. Please register as an associate at https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/as ... tials/home.

Once logged in, the link they include above states:

Product Advertising API Important Notice
Registration for the Product Advertising API is only available to Associates that have been reviewed and received final acceptance in to the Associates Program. You can request an exception for approval by completing the Contact Us form and providing details about why you require an exception to access PA API. Your request will be reviewed by a specialist and you will receive a response within 3-4 days. If you currently have access to PA API, please ignore this message.

Thanks for the info, Conor!
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Re: DVDPedia: Amazon US not returning any results

Postby Conor » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:20 am

Thank you for the info on the error and the new requirements from Amazon. They are making the API for bigger associates slowly; I do think that 1 sale a month requirement will slowly increase.
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