Andrew Cuomo's book is a dud. The memoir, released last week, has sold 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales, Amy Chozick of the New York Times reports.
"Andrew Cuomo's memoir sold 945 hardcovers in first week on shelves, according to BookScan. That's right, guys, 945 copies," writes Chozick on Twitter.
A previous article in the New York Times reported that Cuomo had received an over $700,000 advance for the title.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is set to earn more than $700,000 for a memoir that will be published this summer, according to a new ethics filing.
The memoir, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and in Life,” is scheduled to be published Aug. 5 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.
When Mr. Cuomo’s tax returns were released last month, his office said he had been paid $188,333 last year as a partial advance for his book, with a chunk of that money going toward representation and legal fees. At the time, his aides would not disclose how much he was to be paid in the future, creating a minor literary mystery — at least among the narrow audience interested in the fine print of book contracts or the governor’s personal finances.
The book was delayed until last week, and not published in August as originally planned.
Daniel Halper is author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.