Shelf Stats

Shelf Stats #2 / Who Are the Publishers on My Shelves?

Sometimes one gets ideas. Ideas that are somewhat time consuming. After looking at my shelves and seeing the male-female ratio of authors I looked at another statistic. The publishers. I can tell you I clearly underestimated the amount of different imprints I have on my shelves. My gosh. And I had to write it all down because I had no idea what was an imprint and if it was one, where it belonged. So I had over 70 written down.

It was a lot of work. Someone remind me of this whenever I have another one of these bright ideas.

Publishers per Country Percentage

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As you can see there are 4 countries I get books from publisher wise. The Netherlands, Belgium, UK and America. I don’t think this is very surprising as I am Dutch so it stands to reason that if I have books in Dutch I’d have books from publishers in that country. I am surprised to see Belgium here. I don’t really know any of their publishers but I do know one now. You don’t generally see a lot of their books here.

As I read English a lot seeing USA and UK isn’t very weird either. They are two of the biggest publishing countries when it comes to English books. Canada and Australia seem to fall away in that. In general books by those publisher just don’t seem to be on offer here. Not in an actual book store nor online.

Percentage wise Dutch, UK and US publishers are rather close. A lot of authors are from USA that I read in English so it does stand to reason that they would end up quite a bit higher.

The Publishers

So the percentages of the publishers you see down below are per country so not of the total shelves. I did not have time to go that far haha. Also the imprints mentioned are the ones that are actually on my shelves and not all the imprints the publishers has.

Dutch Publishers

Publishers Dutch

Publishers Percentage Imprints Some of the Books I own
Lannoo NL 26,2% Meulenhoff
Best of YA
Rode Letter by Anne Bishop
Temeraire by Naomi Novik
Luiting-Sijthoff 21,4% VIB Kids
L.S. Fantasy
Poema Pockets
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
Uitgeverij de Fontein 8,3% Drakendal by Scarlett Thomas
Harper Collins Holland 7,7% Harlequin Holland Talon by Julie Kagawa
Blossom Books 7,7% Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Overamstel Uitgevers 6,5% De Vliegende Hollander
The House of Books
De Raven Jongens by Maggie Stiefvater
Wolvenjacht by Jim Butcher
Gottmer Uitgevers Groep 5,4% Legend by Marie Lu
Uitgeverij de Harmonie 4,2% Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen by J.K. Rowling
Prometheus 2,4% Vasselluci
WPG 2,4% AW Bruna
Brief voor de Koning by Tonke Dragt
Singel Uitgeverij 1,8% Querido De Erfenis van Richard Grenville by Natalie Koch
Storm Publishers  (X) 1,8% Het Boek van Voorheen van Jen Minkman
Lemniscaat 1,1% In Transit by Margaretha van Andel
Uitgeverij Zilverspoor 1,1% Spiegelgeest by Cocky van Dijk
VBK Uitgeverij 0,6% Atlas Contact Pride& Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Librero 0,6%
Dutch Venture Publishing 0,6% Het Laatsthe Licht van Jen Minkman

Belgian Publisher


Publishers Percentage Imprints Some of the Books I own
Standaard Uitgeverij 100% Mantenau

UK Publishers

uk uitgevers

Publishers Percentage Imprints Some of the Books I own
Hatchette UK 33,7% Hodder & Stoughton
Little Brown
Atom Books
Jo Fletcher
 Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Mort by Terry Pratchett
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
Harper Collins Publishers UK 24,3% Harper
Harper Voyager
Borough Press
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Penguin UK 15,5% Corgi
The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud
Thud! By Terry Pratchett
Bloomsbury 7,7% The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
Bonnier Books UK 3,9% Hot Key Books The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Walker Books 3,9% And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
Titan Books 3,9% A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Pan Macmillan 2,8% The Gilded Cage by Vic James
Faber & Faber 1,1% The Buried Giant by Kazu Ishiguro
Head of Zeus 1,1% The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Watkins Media 0,5% Angry Robot Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette NG
Atlantic Books 0,5% Mr. Penumbra’s 24h. Book Store by Robin Sloane


USA Publishers

usa uitgevers

Publishers Percentage Imprints Some of the Books I own
Penguin Random House 31,7% Random House
Dely Rey
Anchor Books
 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
The True Queen by Zen Cho
Enchanted Inc by Shanna Swendson
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Hachette USA 30,2% Disney-Hyperion
Orbit Books
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Macmillan 17,6% Tor
Henry Holt
Feiwell & Friends
Flat Iron Books
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Addams
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Simon & Schuster 4,5% McEldery Books
Pocket Books
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
Harper Collins Publishers USA 3,5% Balzer + Bray
Greenwillow Books
Katherine Tegen Books
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Abrams 3,5% Amulet Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
Scholastic 3% Blue Lily Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Sourcebooks 1,5% The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Sky Horse Publishing 1,5% Sky Pony Press Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1% Graphia Books
Nort Star Editions 0,5% Flux The Abyss surrounds us by Emily Skrutskie
Walker Books 0,5% Candlewick Press
M.L. Wang Books 0,5% The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
Interlude Press 0,5% Duet Books Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

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11 thoughts on “Shelf Stats #2 / Who Are the Publishers on My Shelves?

  1. Hmm, it’s interesting to look at this breakdown from the perspective of a ‘not Anglophone’ country – I mean, for example, in terms of which American books get picked up by a Dutch publishers vs. which ones you got through the original American publisher.

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    1. True. It is interesting to see what kind of books get translated. You did make me think about looking into how many of my books in dutch are translations vs dutch authors and such. For next year.

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  2. Wow! Ik heb zelf ook al een paar keer zo’n ‘Als ik nu eens …’ – blogpost willen uitwerken om dan vervolgens te ontdekken dat er wel heel veel tijd in kroop. Maar voor dit artikel ga je inderdaad behoorlijk wat tijd hebben nodig gehad. Wel super interessant om het eindresultaat te bewonderen.

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  3. This is very interesting! I don’t pay much attention to the publishers, but I do take notice when it’s Tor for some reason. It’s also interesting to see what big houses some of the imprints are from. Thanks for taking the time to do this. 👍✨

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