Chart: Florida is definitely a red state, at least as far as its reading habits are concerned

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Amazon has built a feature that generates a political map of the US showing the sales of the top 250 books that the company has deemed “red” or “blue”.

Based on this information, Florida is clearly a “red” state with 65% of its political book purchases directed towards conservative titles. Number on the list? The Amateur, a critical biography of President Obama, by Edward Klein.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.