AbeBooks data scraper

AbeBooks data scraper - extract data about books

AbeBooks data scraper is an application for automatic data extraction from AbeBooks. You can use it to scrape almost any data from AbeBooks, and save it to an XLSX file. Shortly – It’s the same as if you copied the information with mouse, only automatically.

Although AbeBooks has been selling books for more than a decade, it is somewhat new to the online bookselling scene in terms of popularity. Nevertheless, it has established itself as a great place to buy and sell books, including textbooks. AbeBooks is a site dedicated to buying and selling books, unlike big resale sites like eBay or Amazon. That’s a bonus because buyers are actively looking for your product – books!

Why scrape data from AbeBooks?

Most often our clients have their own sites dedicated to books. They need to take a ready-made database of tens of thousands of books and add it to their site. You can also analyze the popularity of books or genres. Accordingly, our application is used both in marketing and analysis.

So, at the bottom line. The main goal of AbeBooks data scraping is to attract an audience to your project. Secondly, to gather a database for active sales, or to analyze the data for some scientific purpose. In any case, data scraping helps you make good money in a short period of time.

Is scraping AbeBooks legal?

It is absolutely legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, ratings, or reviews. So yes, scraping any publicly available data from AbeBooks is legal. But wait, it’s not that simple.

In fact – from a legal standpoint, scraping restrictions may arise in the extraction of personal data. Be careful when extracting information such as username, phone number, address, e-mail, and the like.

AbeBooks data scraper is an automatic program that emulates user behavior. in summary, It is just as legitimate as if you were manually copying information line by line.

What data can I pull from the AbeBooks pages?

Obviously, we have a simple answer. You can scrape almost any kind of data from AbeBooks. Literally, anything you want. Just click on the items on the page, and start the scraper. As an example, here’s a list of fields we extract from AbeBooks:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Rating
  • Author
  • Images
  • Price
  • Price
  • Edition
  • language
  • Dimensions
  • Format
  • Comments

Also, please note. This is only a sample list of fields. You can add or remove any fields for scraping. And yes, it’s very easy to do. All you have to do – is click on items on the page.

How do I start with Data Excavator?

Basically, to use AbeBooks scraper you need to download our main application – Data Excavator. This can be done in the download section (clickable).

Firstly, install the Data Excavator app. Note that the application runs in a Windows environment. You need the .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Can be downloaded here) and VC++ Redistributable 2019 (Can be downloaded here) packages installed for scraper to work correctly.

So, you have downloaded and installed the application. Now you need a demo key for a month of free work. You can get it inside the app, or go to the section to get the demo key (clickable). Fill in the Email field and your name. Then, we will send you the key to your email.

Finally, launch the application. Click the “New Project” in the main menu. Enter the link to any AbeBooks page. Then, select the items you want to extract. Just move the mouse over the page and click on the items. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Start creating new project by clicking on New project button
Use wizard to create new project
Launch WEBSITE data scraper

So now you have an idea of how to use the AbeBooks data scraper. As you can see, it is not very hard. Despite the fact that scraping seems complicated – it is not always so. And our application demonstrates it perfectly. It’s as easy as clicking on a page and pressing a few buttons. We hope you enjoy the experience.

What else?

In fact, you can scrape any amount of data from the AbeBooks website. It will be fast, inexpensive, and most importantly, legal. Just use our app, and follow the instructions.

In case you have any difficulties. Just contact us! At the very least, we’ll have a great conversation. At the most, we will solve your problems. Moreover, we can get great emotions from working together! So, you can contact our support team through feedback (clickable).

And finally, a selection of quick links. Have fun scraping!

AbeBooks data scraper

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