Publishing Statistics At the Circulating Library


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 14870 title entries, 3208 author entries, and 467 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901.

In addition, the database contains 2531 serialized titles (17.0% of all titles) from 227 periodicals.

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

Number of VolumesNumber of TitlesNumber Serialized
17604906
22084316
351631257
41911

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 138 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 134 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 117 titles.
  4. William Henry Giles Kingston, 112 titles.
  5. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  6. George Alfred Henty, 95 titles.
  7. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 80 titles.
  8. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  9. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 73 titles.
  10. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  11. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 72 titles.
  12. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  13. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  14. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.
  15. William Clark Russell, 65 titles.

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1097 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1064 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 586 titles.
  4. Tinsley Brothers, 562 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 537 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 534 titles.
  7. T. C. Newby, 488 titles.
  8. Sampson Low, 448 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 424 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 374 titles.
  11. Henry Colburn, 300 titles.
  12. Hutchinson, 277 titles.
  13. Ward and Downey, 271 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 271 titles.
  15. Longman, 259 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 Leopold Farjeon, 25 serialized titles.
  11. Frederick William Robinson, 25 serialized titles.
  12. Grant Allen, 25 serialized titles.
  13. Dora Russell, 25 serialized titles.
  14. William Black, 23 serialized titles.
  15. Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 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. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 82 serialized titles.
  5. The Cardiff Times, 81 serialized titles.
  6. The Manchester Weekly Times, 80 serialized titles.
  7. Part Issue, 73 serialized titles.
  8. The Lancashire Evening Post, 72 serialized titles.
  9. Belgravia, 72 serialized titles.
  10. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 72 serialized titles.
  11. Good Words, 69 serialized titles.
  12. The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 68 serialized titles.
  13. The Graphic, 57 serialized titles.
  14. The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 56 serialized titles.
  15. The Nottinghamshire Guardian, 55 serialized titles.