Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 11155 title entries, 2724 author entries, and 331 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2280 serialized titles (20.4% of all titles) from 202 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
13794697
22076310
352641256
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, 1060 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1015 titles.
  3. Tinsley Brothers, 552 titles.
  4. Chapman and Hall, 544 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 502 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 476 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 453 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 372 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 355 titles.
  10. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  11. Macmillan, 292 titles.
  12. Ward and Downey, 234 titles.
  13. Saunders and Otley, 219 titles.
  14. Longman, 219 titles.
  15. T. Fisher Unwin, 197 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. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  10. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  11. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  13. Frederick William Robinson, 23 serialized titles.
  14. William Clark Russell, 22 serialized titles.
  15. George Manville Fenn, 21 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. The Lancashire Evening Post, 72 serialized titles.
  8. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  9. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  10. Good Words, 61 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.