Shlomi Fish


XML::Amazon - Perl extension for getting information from Amazon


version 0.13


        use XML::Amazon;

        my $amazon = XML::Amazon->new(token => AMAZON-ID, sak => Secret Access Key, locale => 'uk');

        my $item = $amazon->asin('0596101058');## ASIN access

        if ($amazon->is_success){
                print $item->title;

        my $items = $amazon->search(keywords => 'Perl');## Search by 'Perl'

        foreach my $item ($items->collection){
        my $title = $item->title;
        print $title . "¥n";


XML::Amazon provides a simple way to get information from Amazon. XML::Amazon can connect to US, JP, UK, FR, DE and CA.


XML::Amazon->new(token => AMAZON-ID, associate => ASSOCIATE-ID, sak => Secret Access Key, locale => UK)

Creates a new empty XML::Amazon object. You should specify your Amazon Web Service ID and Secret Access Key (which can be obteined thorough You can also specify your locale (defalut: US; you can choose us, uk, jp, fr, de, ca) and your Amazon associate ID (default: webservices-20, which is Amazon default).


Returns an XML::Amazon::Item object whose ASIN is as given.

$XML_Amazon->search(keywords => 'Perl', page => '2', type => 'Books')

Returns an XML::Amazon::Collection object. i<type> can be Blended, Books, Music, DVD, etc.


Returns 1 when successful, otherwise 0.

$XML_Amazon_Collection->total_results, $XML_Amazon_Collection->total_pages, $XML_Amazon_Collection->current_page

Returns as such.


Returns a list of XML::Amazon::Item objects.



Returns authors when the item is a book, and likewise.




Returns the URL of the cover image. size can be s, m, or l.




Yusuke Sugiyama, <>


Copyright (C) 2009 by Yusuke Sugiyama

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.


Shlomi Fish <>


This software is copyright (c) 2016 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website or by email to

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.



You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc XML::Amazon


The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-xml-amazon at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

  git clone