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Most Published Authors

Analyses of the most prolific authors in history looking at the 949,701 authors and 3,002,772 books in our database

3,002,772
Books
in scope
949,701
Authors
in scope

Stats

Amongst the editions in our database, the average number of editions by an author is 3 with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2,717

Ranking by number of books

Top 100 authors by number of book editions

Author Books
Enid Blyton 2,717
William Shakespeare 2,384
Roderick Hunt 1,151
Agatha Christie 1,122
Charles Dickens 1,091
Barbara Cartland 985
Anita Ganeri 923
James Patterson 901
Arthur Conan Doyle 761
Ball 735
Steve Parker 699
Jane Austen 688
Robert Louis Stevenson 676
P. G. Wodehouse 668
Angela Royston 653
Nora Roberts 586
Chris Oxlade 584
Stephen Shaw 582
Rudolf Steiner 564
Roger Hargreaves 564
Louise Spilsbury 551
Thomas Hardy 546
Catherine Cookson 536
Terry Deary 530
Lewis Carroll 525
Denise Robins 516
Anthony Trollope 508
Rudyard Kipling 500
Claire Llewellyn 496
Roald Dahl 484
Betty Neels 483
Michael Morpurgo 483
Georges Simenon 478
Max Brand 476
Clive Gifford 469
Tony Bradman 468
Julia Donaldson 462
Carolyn Keene 460
R. L. Stine 460
Daisy Meadows 459
Terry Pratchett 458
Danielle Steel 452
D. H. Lawrence 448
Sheila K. McCullagh 443
Oscar Wilde 443
Jillian Powell 441
Martin Waddell 440
Mark Twain 428
M. C. Beaton 425
Michael Bond 425
Beatrix Potter 420
John Cre.asey 420
Franklin W. Dixon 420
Virginia Woolf 411
Louis L'Amour 409
Fiona Macdonald 407
Henry James 406
Dick King-Smith 395
Jacqueline Wilson 391
Vivian French 391
Sally Morgan 388
Sally Hewitt 381
Georgette Heyer 381
H. G. Wells 376
Francesca Simon 376
C. S. Lewis 373
Penny Jordan 370
Joseph Conrad 368
Isaac Asimov 364
Heather Amery 363
Ruth Thomson 362
J. T. Edson 359
Rose Impey 355
L. Elgar Pike 351
Stephen King 351
Ian Graham 350
Eric Hill 348
Michael Rosen 346
Jen Green 346
Ruth Rendell 345
Jean Ure 345
Graham Greene 344
Ed McBain 343
Michael Moorcock 343
Henry Pluckrose 341
Stewart Ross 340
Alexander McCall Smith 339
Karen Wallace 337
Brian Hornsey 337
Lucy Daniels 336
Zane Grey 333
Charlotte Guillain 332
Steve Smallman 331
H. C. Andersen 329
Anne Fine 326
Anna Claybourne 324
Jean Plaidy 323
Joan Aiken 322
A. A. Milne 320
Brian Michael Bendis 320
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