Micropub Requests

The Micropub JSON syntax is used when indiebookclub posts to your endpoint.


  "type": ["h-entry"],
  "properties": {
    "summary": ["Want to read: Title by Author, ISBN: ISBN"],
    "read-status": ["to-read"],
    "read-of": [
        "type": ["h-cite"],
        "properties": {
          "name": ["Title"],
          "author": ["Author"],
          "uid": ["isbn:ISBN"]

read-status will be “to-read”, “reading”, or “finished” based on your selection.

uid will have a scheme of either isbn: or doi: based on your selection

author and uid properties will only be included if you enter those fields.

Query Parameters

The new post form accepts URL query parameters to pre-populate fields. This can be used with bookmarklets to make adding new posts easier.


Any combination of these parameters can be used.

  • read-status: Values “to-read”, “reading”, or “finished” (not case-sensitive)
  • title
  • authors
  • isbn
  • doi
  • tags

Consuming read posts

You can provide a URL in the read-of parameter. If indiebookclub finds a read-of microformat at that URL, it will pre-populate the form with that information. If no read-of property is found, it will check for an h-cite microformat.

Note that if the read-of query parameter is provided, it takes precedence over the other parameters listed above.

Export Posts

The Settings page has a button to download an HTML+microformats export of your posts.