Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 12660 title entries, 2849 author entries, and 383 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2382 serialized titles (18.8% of all titles) from 215 periodicals.

Between the years 1835 and 1901, by number of volumes, the database contains

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
15277786
22097316
352651263
42111

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 138 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 134 titles.
  3. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  4. George Alfred Henty, 95 titles.
  5. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  6. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 75 titles.
  7. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  8. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 71 titles.
  9. Annie S. Swan, 70 titles.
  10. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  11. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  12. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.
  13. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 64 titles.
  14. William Gordon Stables, 63 titles.
  15. Esmé Stuart, 61 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1075 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1028 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 564 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 560 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 518 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 482 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 472 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 393 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 381 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 319 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  12. Longman, 241 titles.
  13. Ward and Downey, 240 titles.
  14. Saunders and Otley, 219 titles.
  15. Ward, Lock, 217 titles.

Most Prolific Serial Authors

  1. Margaret Oliphant, 62 serialized titles.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 60 serialized titles.
  3. Walter Besant, 42 serialized titles.
  4. Anthony Trollope, 41 serialized titles.
  5. James Payn, 40 serialized titles.
  6. William Harrison Ainsworth, 33 serialized titles.
  7. Ellen Wood, 27 serialized titles.
  8. Wilkie Collins, 26 serialized titles.
  9. Frederick William Robinson, 25 serialized titles.
  10. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 25 serialized titles.
  11. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  13. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  14. William Clark Russell, 22 serialized titles.
  15. William Black, 22 serialized titles.

Most Prolific Periodicals

  1. Temple Bar, 101 serialized titles.
  2. All the Year Round, 97 serialized titles.
  3. The Cornhill Magazine, 82 serialized titles.
  4. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  5. The Manchester Weekly Times, 79 serialized titles.
  6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 77 serialized titles.
  7. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  8. The Lancashire Evening Post, 72 serialized titles.
  9. Good Words, 69 serialized titles.
  10. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  11. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 62 serialized titles.
  12. Part Issue, 58 serialized titles.
  13. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  14. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  15. The Nottinghamshire Guardian, 55 serialized titles.