fetch-ebook-metadata [options]

Fetch book metadata from online sources. You must specify at least one of title, authors or ISBN.

Whenever you pass arguments to fetch-ebook-metadata that have spaces in them, enclose the arguments in quotation marks. For example: “/some path/with spaces”


--allowed-plugin, -p

Specify the name of a metadata download plugin to use. By default, all metadata plugins will be used. Can be specified multiple times for multiple plugins. All plugin names: Google, Google Images, Amazon.com, Edelweiss, Open Library, Big Book Search

--authors, -a

Book author(s)

--cover, -c

Specify a filename. The cover, if available, will be saved to it. Without this option, no cover will be downloaded.

--help, -h

show this help message and exit

--identifier, -I

Identifiers such as ASIN/Goodreads id etc. Can be specified multiple times for multiple identifiers. For example: --identifier asin:B0082BAJA0

--isbn, -i


--opf, -o

Output the metadata in OPF format instead of human readable text.

--timeout, -d

Timeout in seconds. Default is 30

--title, -t

Book title

--verbose, -v

Print the log to the console (stderr)


show program's version number and exit