2/9/09

2008 — By the Numbers

I'm not absolutely certain that my list of fiction titles by LDS authors published in 2008 is complete. If you find that I have missed some, please e-mail the information to me and I will update the list and the LDS Fiction site.

But assuming the list is complete, here's a run-down of the numbers. Pretty impressive, I think.


Titles published: 136


Authors publishing: 109


Authors publishing four titles: 2
(Anita Stansfield, Orson Scott Card)


Authors publishing three titles: 5
(Christine Feehan, Marcia Lynn McClure, Brenda Novak, Chris Stewart, RaeAnne Thayne,


Authors publishing two titles: 19
(Traci Abramson Hunter, Amanda Ashley, Michele Ashman Bell, Allyson Condie, Wendie L. Edwards, W. Dave Free, Jessica Day George, Betsy Brannon Green, Jennie Hansen, Christy Hardman, Lynn Kurland, Stephenie Meyer, Rachel Ann Nunes, James A. Owen, Anne Perry, Leora Potter, Brandon Sanderson, Obert Skye, G.G. Vandagriff)



By LDS Publisher

Covenant: 34

Deseret Book/Shadow Mountain: 20

Cedar Fort: 16

Leatherwood Press: 3

Parables: 1

Spring Creek: 1

Zarahemla: 1

National Publishers: 39

Small Press/Self-Publishers: 16
(Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference, so I lumped these two together. Best guess: equal split.)


By Genre
(Some books are included in two categories.)

Romance: 41
(including Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance)

Speculative: 41
(Fantasy/SciFi/Paranormal Romance/YA & MG)

Mystery/Suspense: 23
(including Romantic Suspense)

Middle Grade: 18
(all genres)

Historical: 16
(including Historical Romances)

General: 14

Young Adult: 13
(all genres)

Christmas: 6

Sports: 1

4 comments:

Wm Morris said...

Thanks for putting this together. Numbers don't tell the whole story, but I think they are useful. I only wish someone had done this for the past 30 years.

One thing that surprised me initially is that the number of titles in the Speculative category matches the number of titles in the Romance category -- but then I remembered all the young adult titles.

Josi said...

This is an awesome list--thanks for compiling it. And the timeing is perfect due to the fact that the 2008 Whitney Award finalists was released this morning. go to www.whitneyawards.com for the list of finalists. Thanks LDSP

Annette Lyon said...

Absolutely fascinating. Thanks!

Heather B. Moore said...

The numbers are very interesting! Thanks!