Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 11100 title entries, 2717 author entries, and 329 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2104 serialized titles (19.0% of all titles) from 188 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
13739576
22076303
352641208
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. Florence Warden, 60 titles.
  15. Esmé Stuart, 60 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1060 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1014 titles.
  3. Tinsley Brothers, 552 titles.
  4. Chapman and Hall, 544 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 500 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 476 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 450 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 372 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 354 titles.
  10. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  11. Macmillan, 291 titles.
  12. Ward and Downey, 230 titles.
  13. Saunders and Otley, 219 titles.
  14. Longman, 215 titles.
  15. T. Fisher Unwin, 197 titles.

Most Prolific Serial Authors

  1. Margaret Oliphant, 62 serialized titles.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 59 serialized titles.
  3. Walter Besant, 42 serialized titles.
  4. Anthony Trollope, 41 serialized titles.
  5. James Payn, 39 serialized titles.
  6. William Harrison Ainsworth, 33 serialized titles.
  7. Ellen Wood, 27 serialized titles.
  8. Wilkie Collins, 26 serialized titles.
  9. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  10. Dora Russell, 24 serialized titles.
  11. Frederick William Robinson, 23 serialized titles.
  12. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  13. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 22 serialized titles.
  14. Annie S. Swan, 20 serialized titles.
  15. William Edward Norris, 19 serialized titles.

Most Prolific Periodicals

  1. All the Year Round, 96 serialized titles.
  2. Temple Bar, 93 serialized titles.
  3. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  4. The Manchester Weekly Times, 79 serialized titles.
  5. The Cornhill Magazine, 76 serialized titles.
  6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 74 serialized titles.
  7. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  8. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 67 serialized titles.
  9. Good Words, 61 serialized titles.
  10. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 57 serialized titles.
  11. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  12. The Bolton Weekly Journal, 54 serialized titles.
  13. London Society, 53 serialized titles.
  14. Part Issue, 51 serialized titles.
  15. Macmillan's Magazine, 48 serialized titles.