Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 12069 title entries, 2837 author entries, and 363 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2345 serialized titles (19.4% of all titles) from 210 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
14696755
22088314
352641259
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, 1070 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1024 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 557 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 556 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 512 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 479 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 469 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 389 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 377 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 313 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  12. Ward and Downey, 237 titles.
  13. Longman, 236 titles.
  14. Saunders and Otley, 217 titles.
  15. T. Fisher Unwin, 210 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. Frederick William Robinson, 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. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  10. Good Words, 65 serialized titles.
  11. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 57 serialized titles.
  12. Part Issue, 56 serialized titles.
  13. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  14. The Graphic, 56 serialized titles.
  15. The Nottinghamshire Guardian, 55 serialized titles.