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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Search by Author

The following request uses the ItemSearch operation to find items in the Books search index. The Author parameter has the value, J.K.Rowling.

Example Request

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService &Operation=ItemSearch &ResponseGroup=Small &SearchIndex=Books &Author=J.K.Rowling &AWSAccessKeyId=[Your_AWSAccessKeyID] &AssociateTag=[Your_AssociateTag] &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request_Signature]

Example Response

The following response returns two items.

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<Item> <ASIN>0545139708</ASIN> <DetailPageURL> https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-Book/dp/0545139708%3FAWSAccessKeyId%3D[Your_AWSAccessKeyId]%26tag%3D[Your_AssociateTag]%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0545139708 </DetailPageURL> <ItemAttributes> <Author>J.K. Rowling</Author> <Manufacturer>Arthur A. Levine Books</Manufacturer> <ProductGroup>Book</ProductGroup> <Title>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)</Title> </ItemAttributes> </Item> <Item> <ASIN>0545162076</ASIN> <DetailPageURL> https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Paperback-Box-Books/dp/0545162076%3FAWSAccessKeyId%3D[Your_AWSAccessKeyId]%26tag%3D[Your_AssociateTag]%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0545162076 </DetailPageURL> <ItemAttributes> <Author>J.K. Rowling</Author> <Manufacturer>Arthur A. Levine Books</Manufacturer> <ProductGroup>Book</ProductGroup> <Title>Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)</Title> </ItemAttributes> </Item>