Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 14026 title entries, 3064 author entries, and 422 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2486 serialized titles (17.7% of all titles) from 222 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
16769863
22077315
351611256
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. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 75 titles.
  9. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  10. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  11. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 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, 1087 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1052 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 575 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 562 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 534 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 525 titles.
  7. T. C. Newby, 483 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 406 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 399 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 363 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  12. Hutchinson, 273 titles.
  13. Ward and Downey, 266 titles.
  14. Longman, 255 titles.
  15. Ward, Lock, 245 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. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  13. Frederick William Robinson, 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. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 80 serialized titles.
  6. The Manchester Weekly Times, 79 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. Part Issue, 63 serialized titles.
  12. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 63 serialized titles.
  13. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  14. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  15. The Sunday Magazine for Family Reading, 55 serialized titles.