All My Books allows you
to add a new book, without the need to enter the book details into
the fields by hand. To add a new book, the program connects to a
selected online database and downloads all the information
Currently, All My Books supports 10 source databases: Powells.com, Amazon.com, BarnesAndNobles.com,
Ozon.com, Bol.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Bol.de,
Amazon.ca, plus Google.com.
To add a new book, click on the toolbar or go Book > Add... (see the image
You'll see the Book card
dialog below. Now, you can fill in the fields with the required
information manually. However the easiest way is to download all
information from the internet and get the card fields completed
automatically. To do so, you need to enter the title, author, or
ISBN of the book into the required field, select the online
database and press Enter to
start the search.
||The name of the database
selected for search is displayed in the title bar of the Book card
||The list of the online
databases in the drop-down menu is divided by a line. The sources
above the line are pre-installed into the program, the sources
below the line are added after the installation of plug-ins. The
plug-ins can be downloaded from the Bolide Software website.
To run the search by the book
1. Enter the book title into
2. Select the information
source from the drop-down menu of the Lookup button.
3. Click the Lookup button to start the search.
Once the search has finished, you'll see the listing of all
found items (see the screenshot below). If the search returns no
results, you can select another information source and repeat the
search. When you found the book you need, download it to All My
4. Select the correct book
records from the list.
5. Double-click the book.
The book information is automatically loaded into into the book
card. The downloaded book information includes the original title,
title, author, ISBN, publisher, year of publication, rating,
synopsis, and the URL of the information source in the Metadata tab (see an example
You can as well add some extra information about the book. For
example, you can set Rating, select the book genre
(Subjects) and tick the
Wishlist and Unread checkboxes. Adding these tags to
a book will help you to find it when you sort and filter out the
You can also add some more information in the Additional tab.
6. Click the Additional tab.
You will see the dialog below.
In the Additional tab,
you can enter some inventory information about the book from your
collection, such as binding type,
series, language, pages, circulation, dimensions, contents
(TOC), and personal
In the next tab - Metadata - you can add meta information
about the book.
7. Click the Metadata tab.
You will see the dialog below.
Here you can set the number of the book in your collection
manually or tick the Assign
automatically checkbox to get it added to every new book by
the program itself. You can also specify the date when the book has
been added to the database (Date
added), location of the book in the house (Location) or a local path to the e-book
file (Local path), and
price of the book (Price).
The URL field is usually
filled out and displays the URL address of the source information
that was used for automatic extraction of the information about the
As you see adding a book to the database is easy and takes a
8. Click OK to close the book card or click the
Next book button to add a
When the book is added to the database, you can see it listed in
the Database View list.
Adding a cover
Download the latest All My Books installation file