- Lill, Sarah; McWilliam, Rohan, eds. Edward Lloyd and His World: Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain, (London: Routledge, 2019)
- Obituary of Edward Lloyd (Lloyd’s Weekly, 13 April 1890)
- The Family of Edward Lloyd, by Nigel Lloyd, great great grandson of Edward. His grandfather, F N (Peter) Lloyd, son of Herbert, wrote some notes on the family history.
- My Life’s Pilgrimage, by Thomas Catling (1911).
- Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper. The Romance of a Daring Journalistic Venture by a Veteran Member of the staff of Lloyd’s. This was published in The London Magazine, probably in 1903. This article contains material about the paper’s launch and useful analysis of its contents. It also highlights the important role played by Tom Catling.
- From Forest to Fireside: The Story of the Making of Lloyd’s Weekly News. A booklet written to accompany a film issued in 1906 (not yet discovered) that describes not only the making of newsprint but also the printing and editorial processes in some detail with many photographs.
- The Revolution in Popular Literature: Print, Politics and the People, 1790-1860, by Ian Haywood (Cambridge UP, 2004). Chapter 7 is devoted to Edward Lloyd and George W M Reynolds.
- Journalistic London, by Joseph Hatton (1882). Chapter XI focuses on Lloyd’s Weekly, and there is also a shorter passage on the Daily Chronicle
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004
- Edward Lloyd, by Robert Kirkpatrick.
- Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, 20 August 1904. This gives a lively appreciation of Lloyd and his works by Henry Llewellyn Williams of Pearl River, NY. although some of the dates and titles are inaccurate.
- An Introduction to Varney the Vampire, by Michael Holmes, 1997. Despite its title, this essay is mainly biographical
- Everything Old is New Again: Dickens to Digital, Joseph J Beard (Loyola Law School, 2004)—a paper that discusses the lawsuit brought by Dickens’s publishers against Lloyd for plagiarism.
- Youth in Darkest England: Working-Class Children at the Heart of the Victorian Empire, by Troy Boone, 2010 (e-book). Professor Boone argues that Varney reflects the division within Chartist advocacy between moral suasion and violence (see Politics)
- Death, Lies and Old Newspapers, by Rebecca Gowers, The Drawbridge, Spring 2007
This list is not a complete list of all Lloyd’s periodical titles!
- Lloyd’s Penny Sunday Times & People’s Police Gazette
- Lloyd’s Companion to the Penny Sunday Times
- Lloyd’s Penny Weekly Miscellany of Romance and General Interest
- People’s Periodical and Family Library
- Lloyd’s Penny Atlas
- Lloyd’s Entertaining Journal
- The Weekly Penny Comic Magazine; or, Repertory of Wit and Humour
- Lloyd’s Commercial Almanac
- Lloyd’s Pictorial Library of Standard Works (including Arabian Nights’ Entertainments)
- The Family Journal of Useful Knowledge
- Ladies’ Journal: A Newspaper of Fashion, Literature, Music and Variety
- The Gardener, Florist and Agriculturist
- Lloyd’s Cheap Treatise on Popular Flowers etc
- Lloyd’s Pickwickian Songster, Containing all the Popular Rum, Comic and Sentimental Songs of the Day
- Lloyd’s Ethiopian Song Book. Containing All the Negro Melodies as Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders
Early Publications—Listings and commentary
- Price One Penny: A Database of Cheap Literature 1837-1860, website run by Marie Léger-St-Jean. It lists 201 Lloyd romances.
- New Light on Sweeney Todd, Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer and Elizabeth Caroline Grey, by Helen R Smith, 2002. As well as analysing the contribution made by these authors to Lloyd's works, this essay sheds light on his record-keeping and contains lists of Lloyd's authors (p.14) and periodicals (p.15), and known works by Rymer and Prest (pp.16-21)
- The British Library has many Lloyd publications in its Barry Ono Collection of Victorian Popular Literature, bequeathed to the BL in 1941 and edited by Elizabeth James and Helen R Smith, 1998
- Fiction for the Working Man, 1830-50, by Professor Louis James. Penguin Educational, 1964. This is the thesis for an Oxford DPhil approved by an adventurous tutor who preferred it to yet another thesis on Wordsworth. James’s entertaining essay on his work in the British Library in 1957 demonstrates the lack of interest at the time. The value of his book was immediately recognised, although research in this field did not fully resume until 1998.
- Popular Ficton 100 Years Ago: An Unexplored Tract of Literary History, by Magaret Dalziel (Cohen & West, 1957)
- Bibliography of the Penny Bloods of Edward Lloyd, by John Medcraft. Privately published, 1945. This tantalising title is only available at the British Library, the National Library in Scotland, the New York public library system or Texas A∓M University
- Peeps into the Past, A Detailed 1919 History of Bloods and Journals, by Frank Jay; compiled by Bill Blackbeard and Justin Gilbert in 2001
- Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press, Graham Law, Palgrave Macmillan. 2000.