Sales of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s memoir fell by more than 43 percent to 535 copies in its second week on shelves.Mr. Cuomo’s latest book, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life,” sold 945 copies in the week after its Oct. 15 release, according to BookScan, a subscription service that tracks sales at over 80 percent of book vendors in the United States but does not include e-books, which can increase sales by about 15 percent.
Rupert Murdoch's Harper Collins paid Cuomo $700,000 in advance for his book.
The book is already headed to remainder status, with Amazon charging $18.33 for it, Barnes and Noble $18.51 for it.
The cover price was $30.
Looks like Harper Collins is going to have to keep the book on sale through the next millennium to recoup the $700,000 they handed over to Cuomo as a bribe, er, advance for the book.
And let's not forget that they spent more money on the PR too - including "renting" Cuomo's donor list.
Alas, even Cuomo's political donors don't seem to want to buy the book.
Sales dropped 43 percent after Team Cuomo sold the list to Harper Collins.
On the plus side, Cuomo can commiserate with Christine Quinn about low book sales.
She too wrote a shiny little memoir back in 2013 before her mayoral run that nobody bought and fewer read.