This module allows stores to create 'store books', which are custom products that refer to new books available through Ingram but may be different from them. For example, they may represent used copies, signed copies, or unique editions.
Before using this system, it's important to be up on the basics of custom products. If you've never created a custom product class before, please see the help documentation on BookWeb.org:
NOTE: The Store Book module will be enabled on IC sites upon request, please email us to request the module be enabled.
This module establishes a new product class, ‘Store Book’, with many fields. The basic configuration of this product class and its fields are reserved; however, stores can add additional fields to the class if they wish.
The following fields are provided:
Standard Book Data
These fields (except ISBN) will be automatically filled in using the data found in the book database if left blank. The store can optionally supply different values themselves, or change them later.
Store Book Data
Store books can be created and maintained like any other product on the site. All fields marked REQUIRED above must be provided. Standard Book Data fields will be auto-filled on pre-save if empty.
To create a store book product manually navigate to Content > Add Content > Store Book and complete the product form fields as appropriate as outlined in the document above.
Store books can also be uploaded through the IndieCommerce Bulk Importer. The field import for Store Books has a special validate process that will auto-fill Standard Book Data fields so the store can review them before importing.
Any ISBNs that cannot be found in the book database, and for which the store did not provide metadata, will be marked as errors and can be downloaded as usual. The store can add their own metadata and re-upload to process these books. (At a minimum, a title is required.)
To get started, navigate to Store > Products > Import Products Status and locate ‘Store Book’ and select the ‘Up-to-date’ link under ‘Field’ then select Download Blank CSV Template which will download a blank CSV template you can fill in with your Store Book products.
When first setting up this process, you may wish to edit the Store Book content type to remove "Promoted to front page" from the "Publishing Options" and "Display Author and date information" from "Display Settings". Otherwise, all of your store books will appear on the front page and also have information about who uploaded them and when displayed on their product pages.
If you would like to add additional attributes or want to attach a stock quantity please refer to IndieCommerce Bulk Importer
Products created within the 'Store Book' content type are not set to be taxed by default.
Navigate to Store > Configuration > Taxes