The Import Books feature (only available to Premium members) is useful for members who have their books digitally cataloged or have a barcode scanner (read our other help article on Using a barcode scanner). You can either paste or scan in lists of ISBNs to the Import box - your books will be automatically uploaded to your Bookshelf. If we do not have one of your ISBNs, you will be notified. We will endeavor to add them to the EYB library and they will automatically be added to your Bookshelf. Or see below about how to add the book data yourself.
- Select Import Books
- Paste your list of ISBNs into the Import Box
- Click Add Books
Click these links for more information on importing ISBNs from LibraryThing, GoodReads or using a barcode scanner.
More information about adding books to the EYB Library
We have more than 160,000 cookbooks listed in the Library – but there are still a lot more out there. If you own a book that you cannot find in a search of the Library and you want EYB to add a book, use Import Books as described above. If the book is in the Library (you may not have seen if it is a linked book "hidden" behind the Indexed edition) then it will be immediately added to your Bookshelf. If we don't have the book in the Library then we will try to retrieve the book data from Amazon and add it to the Library. The book will also be added to your Bookshelf once we import the book details. This should happen within a few hours of your request.
Sometimes Amazon does not list books so we cannot get the data. Or they may not have added a food or drink tag so we do not allow the import (we had to add that requirement as some members imported their entire book collection). You can add the book data yourself using the new Member Added Books feature. You can also check on that feature which books you have requested that have not imported - select NotOnAmazon on the menu on the right of the green search bar.