Google Images metadata search yields no results

Bug #1254973 reported by Natalie on 2013-11-26
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Bug Description

In the last couple of days, the Google Images metadata source plugin has stopped yielding any results. Last known day it worked was Nov 22, 2013. I have tried the most recent version of Calibre (1.12) and the last known good version (1.11) in both Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9, clean fresh installs of both with no custom settings and no network blocks. When I try to search for book covers with this source plugin here is the log it produces:

Starting cover download for: Knockemstiff
Query: Knockemstiff [u'Donald Ray Pollock'] {u'amazon': u'B0015KGXE6', u'google': u'UTCL2ISbcKMC', u'isbn': u'9780385525404', u'barnesnoble': u'w/knockemstiff-donald-ray-pollock/1100292087', u'goodreads': u'7004672'}

****************************** Google Images Covers ******************************
Request extra headers: [('User-agent', 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.472.63 Safari/534.3')]
Failed to download valid cover
Took 3.78553199768 seconds
No images found for, title: u'Knockemstiff' and authors: [u'Donald Ray Pollock']


The current cover I am using in my library was downloaded with this same plugin on November 22, but now it isn't finding a single cover.

I'm wondering if Google image search has changed something on the backend that has affected the Calibre plugin.

Natalie (nataliem105) on 2013-11-26
description: updated

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
ProkK (prokprok) wrote :

Hi Kovid,
Google Image Search plugin gives me no results with books in czech. The reason is that the query e.g.: "Query: Knockemstiff [u'Donald Ray Pollock']" has the "[u'Donald Ray Pollock']" part.

It's not such a bug but I want to change the query at least in my version of Calibre to reach any search results.
Tell me, please, where the Google Image Search plugin is located e.g. C/users/username/appdata/roaming/calibre or wherever and how to edit it, if it's posible. I did not find it.

Thank you for your amazing work!

The code is in and instructions on how to run calibre
from source are in the user manual.

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