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Introducing... KB Search
« on: July 17, 2011, 03:40:55 PM »
Some of us use Amazon's advanced search for finding books in the Kindle Store. But you have to remember to set the format to "Kindle", and you don't have the capability of searching by price.

We've created a page for KindleBoards members, to search the Kindle Store using a variety of search parameters. Check it out at the link below, or click on the graphic. We've got one for our UK members, too, that searches the UK Kindle Store.

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Re: Introducing... KB Search
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 04:06:08 PM »
Very nice, thank you Harvey and all the Moderators for a great tool!  KB just keeps getting better and better.
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Re: Introducing... KB Search
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 04:09:13 PM »
Great tool, Harvey!  Thanks!

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Re: Introducing... KB Search
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 04:20:45 PM »
Good tool! It filters out the audible books.  ;D ;D

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 05:33:13 PM »
How about adding Mystery/thrillers under $3?
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 06:06:34 PM »
Great new feature.  Thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 06:09:32 PM »
Thank you all for the feedback!

How about adding Mystery/thrillers under $3?
Kindle Boards are a daily stop for me. Thanks for the work you all do in keeping it up.

Yes, I can add that as a "quick click" on the right side.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 07:21:15 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Introducing... KB Search
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 08:11:23 PM »
This is awesome!

And the ability to sort by price will really come in handy. A lot of the time I just want the free version of a classic book from the 1800s -- and Amazon pulls up dozens of knock-off "paid" versions of those books instead! 


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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 01:11:28 AM »
This is awesome!

And the ability to sort by price will really come in handy. A lot of the time I just want the free version of a classic book from the 1800s -- and Amazon pulls up dozens of knock-off "paid" versions of those books instead! 

Not to undermine the KB search because it is useful but you can sort by price without any third party search. When the results come up, there's a drop down box on the right where you can change the sorting options, two of them are "Price: Low to High" and "Price: High to Low".

What the KB search does do that Amazon doesn't is offer a max price to the search and you can choose "free" so you don't even have to bother sorting by price.

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 01:36:41 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 03:48:36 AM »
Awesome tool, thank you so much.

Yeah, since I purchased a book or two on human relations; now for my "recommendations for you," Amazon pumps me forty-four pages of business books, mainly marketing which I have no interest in, rendering the service useless to me.

So now I have another means of narrowing down what it is that I am looking for.

Thanks again.

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 04:33:10 AM »

Yeah, since I purchased a book or two on human relations; now for my "recommendations for you," Amazon pumps me forty-four pages of business books, mainly marketing which I have no interest in, rendering the service useless to me.

But you can fix that! :D  Go to "Improve your recommendations" and, for any purchases you don't want included, mark them 'Don't Use for Recommendations' on the right side.  It's a good thing to do, also, when you pick up a 'free' book that is on the fringe of your usual interest range. . . . .


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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 09:14:04 AM »
I would recommend making it another "button".
The (advanced search) string is not obvious as a function.
Now that I know it exists and how to invoke it, it is clear to me.
But I suspect that others would not realize that it is a function the way that it is.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 10:44:23 AM »
Outstanding !  Thank  You !!
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 11:00:13 AM »
Very cool, Harvey. Thanks. It helps me as a reader and as an author when I can see where in searches my books show.



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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 11:04:54 AM »
Oh....
I think I forgot to say - "Thank You".

Just sayin.....

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 03:04:27 PM »
Awesome! Hereby bookmarked.

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 04:14:18 PM »
Great! But...uhm...how about a "horror" section? (Of interest to me for obvious reasons.)

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2011, 04:36:32 PM »
Thanks all!

This weekend I'll be adding additional subjects to choose from: Horror, and Crafts & Hobbies.
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2011, 01:38:51 AM »
Thanks, Harvey!

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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
I did a search for Mystery & Thrillers @ $9.99, sorted by bestselling and had a $12.99 book show up.  The book was #4 James Patterson "Now You See Her".  I tried it at $8.99 and it seems to work correctly.

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 10:33:39 AM »
Thanks for reporting that. As I was testing kb search I noticed a few anomalies like that, where non-matching items would sometimes show up in search results. It was puzzling because the query syntax seems correct.

In most cases I could recreate the same anomalies in Amazon's own advanced search, so I'm concluding that strict filtering of search results is not being applied in all cases - perhaps for performance reasons - by Amazon.

Anyway I'll keep my eyes open for opportunities to improve those search results. Thank you for your post.
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2011, 07:20:51 PM »
Thank you so much! Just before reading this, I wished they would show a price filter!
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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2011, 09:54:36 AM »
Very cool.