Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 13699 title entries, 3022 author entries, and 413 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2484 serialized titles (18.1% 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
16442861
22076315
351621256
41911

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 138 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 134 titles.
  3. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  4. George Alfred Henty, 95 titles.
  5. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 80 titles.
  6. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  7. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 75 titles.
  8. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  9. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  10. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 72 titles.
  11. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  12. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  13. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.
  14. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 64 titles.
  15. William Gordon Stables, 63 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1086 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1052 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 574 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 560 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 531 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 510 titles.
  7. T. C. Newby, 483 titles.
  8. Smith, Elder, 404 titles.
  9. Sampson Low, 392 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 361 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 298 titles.
  12. Hutchinson, 271 titles.
  13. Ward and Downey, 260 titles.
  14. Longman, 253 titles.
  15. Ward, Lock, 240 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 Clark Russell, 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.