NOTED PULP HISTORIAN CRUNCHES CLASSIC PULP CIRCULATION NUMBERS!!
NUMBERS BY NEVINS!!!!
This tidbit of Pulp News was courtesy of two or three interested readers who are members of mailing lists along with noted pulp historian/fact gatherer/etc., Jess Nevins!!
According to the email sent to at least one of these groups by Nevins,
“On the off-chance that someone here might find the following
entertaining or useful….
I’ve been compiling statistics on the pulps for a while now, and
have begun posting them on my blog (http://ratmmjess.livejournal.com)
under the tag Pulp data (so http://ratmmjess.livejournal.com/tag/pulp%20data).
So far I’ve done an overall breakdown of number of titles in individual
genres (including detective/mystery, of course) as a percentage of the
whole, an analysis of the German pulps, a couple of spreadsheets listing
the titles of all European pulps and all European detective pulps,
and most recently an analysis of the market share of all American
pulps by genre for 1936, 1921, 1922, and 1923–I intend to
eventually cover 1921-1949.