Opportunistic book
publishers and savvy authors should take note of the trends concerning

Studies show, as a percentage of a state filled
with people 15 or over that were never married, New York leads. 38.61 percent
of New Yorkers never married. This was followed by Hawaii, California,
Massachusetts, and Louisiana, at 36.27 percent.

On the one hand, this is not surprising. People
delay marriage and kid-bearing. More people don’t stay married who get married
and many either find love but don’t get married, or they simply don’t find love.

Now, maybe the study, based in part on Census
data, may not be accurate, and one has to question why they include underaged
teens in this study, but there has been a clear trend of fewer people in a
marriage. And let’s not even discuss what the happiness level of these
marriages may be.

On the other hand, some states showed a bigger
commitment to getting married. 72.25 percent of Wyoming residents, 15 or older,
had gotten married. Close behind are Idaho, Maine, West Virginia, and Arkansas.

It would seem books on dating and the single life
would do well, at least in certain states, and it seems like books about
marriage would do better in certain states.

Romance books is the top-selling genre in America.
Why? Because those aspiring to experience love, read romance. Those who want
love defined, read romance. Those even in a marriage, albeit a flawed one, read
romance. Romance also has been transformed to include all kinds of
relationships and all types of sexual practices.

Likely, it is younger people that have never been
married, so books that particularly cater to their needs is what book
publishing houses should focus on.

Whether married or single, one should have a
choice of quality books available to them.


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