Front cover of Get in the Van by Henry Rollins - the most wanted book in the Bookogs database

Bookogs Mid-Year Review: Most Wanted & Collected

Remember the start of 2018? So many resolutions – we were going to start eating right, working out, cataloging our whole collections… A few of these have gone out the window, but adding stuff to the database is infinitely easier than eating salad and donning trainers.

So now that we’re officially past the mid-point of 2018, we’re curious to see how the Gearogs, Comicogs, Posterogs, Bookogs and Filmogs databases have grown since the start of the year, and which items are the most collected and wanted among these communities. Check out the proportion of growth of each below. Gearogs has slowed down a bit having only increased by 10% so far this year, but Posterogs is booming at 99% growth since the start of the year (granted, it only launched in September ’17, but we’ll call it a victory).

Hey, you know what else is cool? It’s still free to sell your stuff on Gearogs, Comicogs, Bookogs, Filmogs and Posterogs! So if you have any of these ‘most wanted’ items, list them in the marketplace, make a quick buck, and pay no fees.

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bookogs database growth

June saw the introduction of ‘Works‘ pages to Bookogs, which much like the Master page on Discogs, groups together all individual editions of a particular literary work. In the month or so since this feature has been live, almost 4,000 Works have been added to the database by some busy contributors, bringing more structure and organisation to the data.

While music and fiction have always been neck and neck as the most contributed genre in the database, music has finally nudged its way clear ahead at 5973, with a lead of over 200 books (fiction fans, you could still turn this around). This is also reflected in the most collected and most wanted books; 8 out of 10 of the most collected are music books or magazines, and all of the most wanted books on Bookogs are music focused. You guys really have a type.

The database caters for books of all kinds, as well as magazines, but paperback books are the heavyweight here, making up almost a third of the database. Danish has picked up the title of most obscure language in the database with 620 titles in Danish. It’s not far behind the previous most obscure language title holder, Finnish, which now has 623.

Stephen King is still the author with the most books in the database with Agatha Christie hot on his heels.

Most Collected Books (and Magazines) on Bookogs

Most collected magazine in the Bookogs database

  1. Margen #8 – Magazine (1996)
  2. The Beatles Anthology (2000)
  3. American Hardcore: A Tribal History – Steven Blush (2001)
  4. England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols And Punk Rock – Jon Savage (1991)
  5. RE/Search #14: Incredibly Strange Music, Volume I – V. Vale, Andrea Juno (1993)
  6. 45 Revolutions, Volume 1: UK/Ireland – Mario Panciera (2007)
  7. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band – Nikki Sixx, Neil Strauss, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars (2002)
  8. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 – Michael Azerrad (2002)
  9. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
  10. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (1996)

Most Wanted Books on Bookogs:

Most wanted book in the Bookogs database

  1. Get In The Van: On The Road With Black Flag – Henry Rollins (1994)
  2. A Coil Magazine (Open the Bloodgate) – John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Stephen E. Thrower (1987)
  3. Krautrocksampler: One Head’s Guide To The Great Kosmische Musik – 1968 Onwards – Julian Cope (1996)
  4. Wreckers Of Civilisation: The Story Of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle – Simon Ford (1999)
  5. Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) – Bento Araujo (2016)
  6. The Rap Records – Freddy Fresh (2008)
  7. Felt – Lawrence (2012)
  8. Maximum Rocknroll #1 – Tim Yohannan (1982)
  9. RE/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook – V. Vale (1983)
  10. My Rules Photozine – Glen E. Friedman (1982)

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