Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 10605 title entries, 2658 author entries, and 314 publisher entries between the years 1835 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 1836 serialized titles (17.3% of all titles) from 168 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
13242384
22073289
352691147
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. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  6. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 70 titles.
  7. Annie S. Swan, 70 titles.
  8. Florence Marryat, 68 titles.
  9. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  10. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.
  11. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 64 titles.
  12. William Gordon Stables, 63 titles.
  13. Florence Warden, 60 titles.
  14. G. P. R. James, 57 titles.
  15. Hesba Stretton, 54 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1064 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1013 titles.
  3. Tinsley Brothers, 552 titles.
  4. Chapman and Hall, 539 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 492 titles.
  6. T. C. Newby, 476 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 415 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 367 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 344 titles.
  10. Henry Colburn, 296 titles.
  11. Macmillan, 261 titles.
  12. Ward and Downey, 226 titles.
  13. Saunders and Otley, 219 titles.
  14. Longman, 209 titles.
  15. T. Fisher Unwin, 191 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. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 serialized titles.
  11. Frederick William Robinson, 22 serialized titles.
  12. William Edward Norris, 19 serialized titles.
  13. Benjamin L. Farjeon, 19 serialized titles.
  14. H. Rider Haggard, 18 serialized titles.
  15. George MacDonald, 17 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. Good Words, 61 serialized titles.
  9. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 56 serialized titles.
  10. The Graphic, 55 serialized titles.
  11. The Bolton Weekly Journal, 54 serialized titles.
  12. London Society, 53 serialized titles.
  13. Part Issue, 50 serialized titles.
  14. Macmillan's Magazine, 48 serialized titles.
  15. The Illustrated London News, 44 serialized titles.