Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 14445 title entries, 3167 author entries, and 446 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2495 serialized titles (17.3% of all titles) from 223 periodicals.

Between the years 1837 and 1901, by number of volumes, the database contains

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
17186872
22078315
351621256
41911

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 138 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 134 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 117 titles.
  4. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  5. George Alfred Henty, 95 titles.
  6. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 80 titles.
  7. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  8. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  9. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 73 titles.
  10. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 72 titles.
  11. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  12. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  13. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  14. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.
  15. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 64 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1094 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1059 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 583 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 562 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 537 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 529 titles.
  7. T. C. Newby, 484 titles.
  8. Sampson Low, 426 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 415 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 372 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 299 titles.
  12. Hutchinson, 277 titles.
  13. Ward and Downey, 270 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 264 titles.
  15. Longman, 256 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, 28 serialized titles.
  8. Annie S. Swan, 27 serialized titles.
  9. Wilkie Collins, 26 serialized titles.
  10. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 25 serialized titles.
  11. Frederick William Robinson, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  13. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  14. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  15. William Black, 22 serialized titles.

Most Prolific Periodicals

  1. Temple Bar, 102 serialized titles.
  2. All the Year Round, 97 serialized titles.
  3. The Cornhill Magazine, 82 serialized titles.
  4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 82 serialized titles.
  5. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  6. The Manchester Weekly Times, 79 serialized titles.
  7. The Lancashire Evening Post, 72 serialized titles.
  8. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  9. Good Words, 69 serialized titles.
  10. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  11. Part Issue, 65 serialized titles.
  12. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 63 serialized titles.
  13. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  14. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  15. The Sunday Magazine for Family Reading, 55 serialized titles.