- How to use
- But I want to search for the book, I don't have an ISBN number...
When I created this, I had an explicit goal of not creating another search engine, I only wanted to compare prices for a book I already was interested to buy.
Use MySmartPrice or MyDiscountBay or IndiaBookStore or ThisYaThat instead.
- So why isbn.net.in?
Because I built this before there were any good price comparison shops for India (like the list above). In fact, isbn.net.in inspired the creation of some of the sites listed above.
Besides, I built this for myself and for other book lovers. I did not build it for commercial purposes, so I have no vested interest in you using this site other than the reason of delight of using it.
- Which stores do you search?
- Is there a way to make it more automatic to use?
Yes, there is a bookmarklet. Follow the instructions:
Drag the following link to your browser's bookmarks toolbar:
Book Prices in India
- Go to any random book page, for example, this O'Reilly book; Note that it also works with Indian ecommerce sites.
- Click on the bookmarklet (in your browser's bookmarks toolbar).
- You will now be taken to the corresponding page on isbn.net.in containing a sorted list of prices from different Indian online book stores.
- Drag the following link to your browser's bookmarks toolbar:
- Feedback from Users
Thanks very much for the books search site http://isbn.net.in , I just saved Rs 1000 by searching for the best price !! -- Praveen Singh
great spiffy product :) -- Allwin, founder of PagalGuy.com
isbn.net.in saves a ton of time when trying to buy books online. Indian e commerce needs more of them. Thank you @swaroopch. -- Shashank ND
isbn.net.in is awesome #recommended #ftw #awesomeness -- Saurabh Garg
isbn.net.in is actually quite bloody awesome! -- Kartikay Sahay
Excellent! I'll use it every time I need to buy a book -- Sharath M S
Super App. Try http://isbn.net.in to compare book prices on different online books portals. -- SukhDeep Singh
Got to love isbn.net.in, Finds best prices on books over multiple online stores. -- Vishal Manohar
My sis and her friends are planning to search for their next sem books through your isbn.net.in site and then buy from the best source. -- Azmi Ahmad
Awesome program. Before buying a book online I first check the price on isbn.net.in. You keep adding new sites which is also good. -- Kishore
Thanks for writing a very useful tool (isbn.net.in), and making it so simple and user friendly. Kudos! -- Praveen
http://isbn.net.in plays a huge role when buying books, thank you @swaroopch. -- Hari K T
I was using "turrg.com" but "isbn.net.in" rocks! Simply superb. @swaroopch -- Parin Shah
Thejesh talks about using a Barcode scanner on Android and looking up the price of a book via isbn.net.in
geek-cetas has written a node.js api for isbn.net.in
Ved Antani has reused the source code behind isbn.net.in to create cheapr.me (see the About page)
Tejinder Singh Mehta has released a voice application using isbn.net.in - try calling 011-66020230
Pritesh Jain has reused the source code behind isbn.net.in to create price-checker.in and it's companion Android app
Manu J has reused the source code behind isbn.net.in to create isbn.startupgang.com to show prices from each store as soon as possible. (See tweets 1, 2, 3 for details)