Random House Rest Services API

Overview

About

The Random House Rest Services can be used to get data about books, authors and events.

Connection

All RHRS requests are secured via BASIC HTTP authentication over HTTPS.

Request Type

At this point in time, all requests use the GET method.

Content Type

The RHRS API can return data in one of three formats depending on the content type that is supplied as part of the request.
  • application/xml
  • application/json
  • image/*
The image content type is only applicable to the /request/titles/ISBN resource as it will return the cover image.

Definitions

Author
Any one of a book's contributors including roles such as author, illustrator, or reader.
Event
An author event such as a book signing. Event records reference an author and possibly a title as well as specifications of the time and place of the event.
Title
A reference to a specific version of a book identified by an ISBN. For example the Hardcover and Paperback versions of a book are considered separate titles.
Work
A collection of titles that share the same content identified by a Random House-specific Work ID. Different formats of a title are collected under the same Work ID.

Method Summary

Authors

Works

Titles

Events

Method Details

Authors

GET /resources/authors -- search for authors

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • start
    (required) the position of first record to be returned starting with zero
  • max
    (required) the position of the last record to be returned; passing zero will return all found records
  • expandLevel
    (required) the level of detail to be returned
    0 = no details returned, just links
    1 = return links and details
  • firstName
    (optional) case insensitive match against the complete first name

    Examples:
    'Da' matches 'Da Chen' but not 'Dan Brown'
    'dAN' matches 'Dan Brown'

  • lastName
    (optional) case insensitive match against the complete last name

    Examples:
    'Bro' returns no matches
    'brOwN' matches 'Dan Brown'

OUTPUTS
The response is a single authors element with each result represented by a nested author element.
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors?lastName=Grisham
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors?lastName=Grisham");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors?lastName=Grisham");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

GET /resources/authors/AUTHORID -- details for a specific author

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • authorid
    (required) The integer identifying a specific author. If you don't know this number, you should first do a author search and extract the authorid. A zero is treated as a null.

    example value: 3446

OUTPUTS
The response is a single author element composed as follows.
  • approved
    'X' = true, empty = false

    example value: X

  • authordisplay
    the first and last name in proper case concatenated for display

    example value: Dan Brown

  • authorfirst
    the author's first name

    example value: Dan

  • authorfirstlc
    first name cast to lower case

    example value: dan

  • authorid
    an integer unique to this contributor

    example value: 3446

  • authorlast
    the author's last name

    example value: Brown

  • authorlastfirst
    upper-case of author's name with the last name first

    example value: BROWN, DAN

  • authorlastlc
    last name cast to lower case

    example value: brown

  • lastinitial
    lower case first letter of the last name

    example value: b

  • photocredit
    The credit line for the author photo

    example value: Philip Scalia

  • spotlight
    HTML snippet about the author.

    example value:
    Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including the recent record-breaking The Lost Symbol, which had the biggest one-week sale in Random House history for a single title.  His previous title, The Da Vinci Code, has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling novels of all time. In addition to numerous appearances on The Today Show, Mr. Brown was named one of the World's 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. He has appeared in the pages of Newsweek, Forbes, People, GQ, The New Yorker, and others. His novels are published in over 50 languages around the world.

Sample XML response.
Sample JSON response.
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors/3446/
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors/3446/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authors/3446/");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

Works

GET /resources/works -- search for works

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • start
    (required) the position of first record to be returned starting with zero
  • max
    (required) the position of the last record to be returned; passing zero will return all found records
  • expandLevel
    (required) the level of detail to be returned

    0 = no details returned, just links
    1 = return links and details

  • search
    (required) text to search for in the title of a work or the author's name

    Examples:
    'Grisham' finds 'The Confession by John Grisham' as well as other Grisham titles
    'Inheritance' finds both 'Inheritance' by Paolini and 'The Voysey Inheritance' by Mamet

OUTPUTS
The response is a single work element with each result represented by a nested work element.
Sample XML response
Sample JSON response
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

GET /resources/works/WORKID -- details for a specific work

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • workid
    (required) Random House work identifier

    example value: 72148

OUTPUTS
The response is a single work element composed as follows. All of the fields that say they contain HTML snippets are optional blurbs that can contain large text including carriage returns.
  • authorweb
    list of contributors formatted for display (proper order, proper case)

    example value: GRISHAM, JOHN

  • onsaledate
    the date that the title was released to the public. Random House always releases on a Tuesday.

    example value: 2001-11-06T00:00:00-05:00

  • series
    ?

    example value: John Grisham

  • titleauth
    A concatenation of the title and author separated by a semi-colon.

    example values: Skipping Christmas : John Grisham

  • titleSubtitleAuth
    A concatenation of the title, subtitle and author separated by semi-colons.

    example value: Skipping Christmas : : John Grisham

  • titleshort
    a version of the title limited to 30 characters, all upper case with articles at the back; suitable for sorting or narrow displays

    example value: SKIPPING CHRISTMAS

  • titleweb
    the title of the book in proper case with leading articles; suitable for display

    example value: Skipping Christmas

  • workid
    an integer that identifies this work uniquely; versions of the same work in different formats will share the same work ID

    example value: 72148

Sample XML response
Sample JSON response.
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works/72148/"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works/72148/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/works/72148/");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

Titles

GET /resources/titles -- search for titles

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • start
    (required) the position of first record to be returned starting with zero
  • max
    (required) the position of the last record to be returned; passing zero will return all found records
  • expandLevel
    (required) the level of detail to be returned

    0 = no details returned, just links
    1 = return links and details

  • onsaleStart
    (optional) MM/dd/yyyy limit results to just those titles that went on sale on or after this date. On-sale dates are always Tuesdays.

    Examples:
    '01/18/2011'

  • onsaleEnd
    (optional) MM/dd/yyyy limit results to just those titles that went on sale on or after this date. On-sale dates are always Tuesdays.

    Examples:
    '02/18/2011'

  • ageRangeCodes
    (optional) one or more age range codes separated by commas. Each code is 4 or 5 position alpha-numeric.

    Examples:
    '0512' -- ages five to twelve
    '10UP,0812' -- ages 10 and up or eight to twelve

  • division
    (optional) one or more division codes separated by commas. Each code is a 2 position alpha-numeric.

    Examples:
    '70' -- Random House Group
    '72' -- RH Childrens Books

  • imprint
    (optional) one or more imprint codes separated by commas. Each code is a 2 position alpha-numeric.

    Examples:
    '1A' -- Bantam
    'K1' -- Knopf Books for Young Readers

  • format
    (optional) one or more format codes separated by commas. Each code is a 2 position alpha-numeric.

    Examples:
    'HC' -- Hardcover
    'MM' -- Paperback
    'EL' -- eBook

  • authorid
    (optional) limit the results to just those titles for whom the specified author is listed as a contributor. If you don't know this number, you should first do a author search and extract the authorid. A zero is treated as a null.

    Examples:
    3446

  • workid
    (optional) limit the results to just those titles with the same work ID. This can be used to pull up all the different formats of a previously found title.

    Examples:
    19309

  • workFamily
    (optional) a list of single position alpha-numeric codes used to modify a 'workid' search to limit the types of results that are returned. If you don't know what this means, then you probably want 'P' which should represent ISBNs with the same content in different formats.

    Examples:
    P (default)
    R
    P,R

  • search
    (optional) exact match of a word in the keyword field, a concatenation of the basic metadata plus some blurb text.

    Examples:
    'Grisham' finds 'The Confession by John Grisham'
    'DaVinci' finds both 'The DaVinci Code' and 'Laughing Matters: Learning to Laugh when Life Stinks' because DaVinci is mentioned in the flap copy.

  • theme
    (optional) case insensitive match of all or a portion of one of the theme categories assigned to a title.

    Examples:
    'friend' finds titles tagged with the theme 'Friendship'
    'roma' finds titles tagged with the theme 'Love & Romance'.

OUTPUTS
The response is a single titles element with each result represented by a nested title element.
Sample XML response
Sample JSON response
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles?keyword=Grisham%20Christmas");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

GET /resources/titles/ISBN -- details for a specific title

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • isbn
    (required) The 13-digit integer identifying a specific title. May not contain hyphens and does not accept the old 10-digit variety. This is the same as the 'ean' value returned in the title detail. If you don't know the ISBN, you should first do a title search and extract the ean.

    example value: 9781400079148

OUTPUTS
The response is a single title element composed as follows. All of the fields that say they contain HTML snippets are optional blurbs that can contain large text including carriage returns.
  • acmartflap
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains the Academic Marketing text
  • agerange
    (optional) Description of the age range for which this title is appropriate
  • agerangecode
    (optional) four or five position code that indicates the age range for which this titleis appropriate
  • agerange
    (optional) Description of the age range for which this title is appropriate
  • author
    primary contributor's name formatted as "LAST, FIRST" in all upper case

    example value: BROWN, DAN

  • authors
    list of nested <authorId> elements which are the Random House unique internal identifiers for authors

    example value: 11178

  • authorbio
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains text about the contributors
  • authorweb
    list of contributors formatted for display (proper order, proper case)

    example values:
    Dan Brown
    Janet Bode and Stan Mack

  • contributorfirst1
    primary contributor's first name in proper case

    example value: Dan

  • contributorlast1
    primary contributor's last name in proper case

    example value: Brown

  • division
    name of the division that published the book

    example value: Knopf

  • excerpt
    (optional) HTML snippet taken from the content of the book
  • flapcopy
    (optional) HTML snippet of the content about the book taken from the flaps; does not repeat the author bio
  • formatCode
    a code representing the book's format

    AU Audio
    BR Board
    BX Boxed Set
    CS Cassette
    CD Compact Disc
    DG Digest
    DN Audio Download
    EL eBook
    HC Hardcover
    MM Paperback
    MG Multi Media
    NM New Media
    NT Non-traditional book
    MH Package
    TR Trade Paperback
    TW Hardcover Library Binding
    VI Video
    NA Not Available
  • formatname
    description of the book's format

    example value: Hardcover

  • imprint
    the name of the imprint that published the book

    example value: Anchor

  • isbn
    13-digit ISBN without hyphens (aka EAN)

    example value: 9781400079148

  • isbn10
    10-digit ISBN without hyphens

    example value: 1400079144

  • isbn10hyphenated
    hyphenated 10-digit ISBN

    example value: 1-4000-7914-4

  • isbn13hyphenated
    hyphenated 13-digit ISBN

    example value: 978-1-4000-7914-8

  • jacketquotes
    (optional) HTML snippet of quotes taken from the back cover or jacket
  • keyword
    a concatenation of various metadata text including title, author, division, imprint, format, category, various ISBNs, and the flap copy. Since this includes the flap copy, it may include HTML markup.
  • onsaledate
    the date that the title was released to the public. Random House always releases on a Tuesday.

    example value: 10/19/2010

  • pages
    the number of pages in the book

    example value: 224

  • pricecanada
    a decimal number representing the Canadian retail price

    example value: 23.95

  • priceusa
    a decimal number representing the US retail price

    example value: 16.95

  • rgabout
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains the Reading Group introduction
  • rgauthbio
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains the Reading Group author bio
  • rgcopy
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains the Reading Group text about the book
  • rgdiscussion
    (optional) HTML snippet that contains the Reading Group questions for discussion
  • salestatus

    AA Active Assortment
    CA Canceled
    EL eBooks
    HB Hot Bklst/Initials
    HR Hot Bklst/ReOrders
    HT Hot Title
    IN Initial
    IO Import to Order
    IP In Print
    ND *Do not Use!
    NR No Reprints Sched.
    OP Out of Print
    OS Out of Stock Indef.
    PP Postponed
    RI Re-Issue
    RM Remainder
    RR Rights Reverted
    SC Scrapped
    SR Short Run Title
    XD No Longer Dist by RH
    IA Initial Assortment
    IR Initial Reorder
    NO Network-only

  • subjectcategory1
    A BISAC Subject Category code

    example value: FIC000000

  • subjectcategorydescription1
    The text description of code in subjectcategory1

    example value: Fiction - General

  • themes
    (optional) a list of theme categories

    example value: Love & Romance
    example value: Death, Dying & Grief

  • titleAuthIsbn
    concatenation of title, author and various ISBNs

    example value: Unbroken : Laura Hillenbrand : 0679603751 : 0-679-60375-1 : 9780679603757 : 978-0-679-60375-7

  • titleSubtitleAuthIsbn
    concatenation of title, subtitle, author and various ISBNs

    example value: Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption : Laura Hillenbrand : 0679603751 : 0-679-60375-1 : 9780679603757 : 978-0-679-60375-7

  • titleshort
    a version of the title limited to 30 characters, all upper case with articles at the back; suitable for sorting or narrow displays

    example value: LOST SYMBOL, THE

  • titleweb
    the title of the book in proper case with leading articles; suitable for display

    example value: The Lost Symbol

  • workid
    an integer that identifies this work uniquely; versions of the same work in different formats will share the same work ID

    example value: 19314

Sample XML response
Sample JSON response.
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles/9781400079148/"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles/9781400079148/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/titles/9781400079148/");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

Events

GET /resources/authorevents -- search for author events

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • start
    (required) the position of first record to be returned starting with zero
  • max
    (required) the position of the last record to be returned; passing zero will return all found records
  • expandLevel
    (required) the level of detail to be returned

    0 = no details returned, just links
    1 = return links and details

  • isbn
    (optional) 13-digit ISBN (aka EAN) to limit the results to just those events that are tagged for the specified title; a zero is treated as a null

    Examples:
    9780345500205

  • authorid
    (optional) integer identifying the author associated with the event. If you don't know this number, you should first do a author search and extract the authorid. A zero is treated as a null.

    Examples:
    19064

OUTPUTS
The response is a single authorevents element with each result represented by a nested authorevent element.
Sample XML response
Sample JSON response
USAGE
bash
expand source

# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents?start=0&max=10"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents?start=0&max=10");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents?start=0&max=10");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

GET /resources/authorevents/EVENTID -- details for a specific author event

Accepts GET and application/xml or application/json.
INPUTS
  • eventid
    (required) The integer identifying a specific author event. If you don't know this number, you should first do a author event search and extract the eventid. A zero is treated as a null.

    example value: 86694

OUTPUTS
The response is a single authorevent element composed as follows.
  • address1
    The address of the event's location

    example value: 1157 Chapel Street

  • authorid
    The integer identifying the author who is featured at this event

    example value: 8490

  • city
    The city of the event's location

    example value: New Haven

  • description
    A text description of the event

    example value: Lunch, Talk, & Signing at The Study at Yale

  • ean
    The 13-digit International Article Number identifying the title being featured at this event. Equivalent to th eISBN.

    example value: 9780345503688

  • eventauthor
    The name of the author being featured at this event; proper case in first-last order.

    example value: Gerald Kolpan

  • eventdate
    The date of the event in MM/dd/yyyy format

    example value: 04/30/2009

  • eventid
    The integer uniquely identifying this event

    example value: 86694

  • eventtime
    The starting time of the event

    example value: 7:00 PM

  • eventtimeend
    (optional) The ending time of the event

    example value: 9:00 PM

  • isbn
    the 13-digit ISBN of the title being featured at this event

    example value: 9780345503688

  • isbn10
    The integer representation of the 10-digit ISBN of the title being featured at this event, that is without the check digit or leading zeroes.

    example value: 34550368

  • location
    The name of the place where the event is taking place

    example value: R.J. Julia Booksellers

  • market
    The name of the sales region in which the event is taking place

    example value: CT - New Haven

  • state
    The state of the location

    example value: CT

  • status
    The status of the event

    example value:
    Canceled
    Confirmed

  • telephone
    (optional) the telephone number of the location

    example value: 212-583-2291

  • zip
    The zip code of the location

    example value: 10012

Sample XML response
Sample JSON response
USAGE
bash
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# Curl example

curl -X GET -v --basic -u "testuser:testpassword" "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents/86694/"
php
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<?php

// PHP example

$ch = curl.init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents/86694/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH, CURLAUTH_BASIC);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "testuser:testpassword");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
$api_return = curl exec($ch);
echo $api_return;
curl close($ch);
?>
java
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// Java example

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.HttpUrlConnection;

public class Api {
static final String kuser = "testuser";
static final String kpass = "testpassword";

static class RHAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));
}
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Authenticator.setDefault(new RHAuthenticator());
URL url = new URL("https://reststop.randomhouse.com/resources/authorevents/86694/");
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = con.getInputStream();
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is));
String str
while((str = reader.readLine()) != null) {
System.out.println(str);
}
reader.close();
}
}

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