Logging book reviews in Day One using Keyboard Maestro

I use Day One to keep track of the books I read, and I upon finishing a book I rate it, log my thoughts and opinions of it, and include a cover photo and the link to the Kindle edition on Amazon.

I’ve been doing this manually for way too long, but this week I finally had the wherewithal to cobble together a way of doing it wherein I’m clicking a lot less and Keyboard Maestro does most of the heavy lifting for me.

The following works beautifully as long as I make sure to move the Day One window far enough to the right that the entire book cover image on the Amazon page will be visible to the left when Safari pops up in the background. I still haven’t figured out how to get the image copy/pasted if it’s not sufficiently visible.

I make a new entry in Day One before hitting the hot key which runs the following macro:

DOBLOGRating variable allows me to choose which rating I want to use

Full URL for Amazon search is https://www.amazon.com/s/?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%Variable%DOBLOGTitle%

I took a screenshot of the Look Inside graphic as waypoint for finding the cover image

This merely cleans the URL up a little, not necessary

Pastes my input and Amazon’s input into Day One and tags it

All I have to do now is enter my opinion, and press done, et voilà! a lot less clicking for me.