Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 11754 title entries, 2790 author entries, and 346 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2328 serialized titles (19.8% of all titles) from 208 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
14390740
22082314
352611257
42111

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 134 titles.
  2. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  3. George Alfred Henty, 95 titles.
  4. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  5. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 75 titles.
  6. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  7. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 71 titles.
  8. Annie S. Swan, 70 titles.
  9. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  10. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  11. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.
  12. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 64 titles.
  13. William Gordon Stables, 63 titles.
  14. Esmé Stuart, 61 titles.
  15. Florence Warden, 60 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1062 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1020 titles.
  3. Tinsley Brothers, 555 titles.
  4. Chapman and Hall, 553 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 507 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 476 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 459 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 382 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 366 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 309 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 299 titles.
  12. Ward and Downey, 235 titles.
  13. Longman, 234 titles.
  14. Saunders and Otley, 218 titles.
  15. T. Fisher Unwin, 207 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. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 25 serialized titles.
  10. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  11. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  13. Frederick William Robinson, 23 serialized titles.
  14. William Black, 22 serialized titles.
  15. William Clark Russell, 22 serialized titles.

Most Prolific Periodicals

  1. Temple Bar, 101 serialized titles.
  2. All the Year Round, 97 serialized titles.
  3. The Cornhill Magazine, 81 serialized titles.
  4. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  5. The Manchester Weekly Times, 79 serialized titles.
  6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 76 serialized titles.
  7. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  8. The Lancashire Evening Post, 72 serialized titles.
  9. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  10. Good Words, 63 serialized titles.
  11. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 57 serialized titles.
  12. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  13. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  14. The Nottinghamshire Guardian, 55 serialized titles.
  15. Sheffield Independent, 54 serialized titles.