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Friday, March 20, 2015

Cuomo Gets $700,000 To Sell 3,008 Books

In the WSJ story detailing how Andrew Cuomo has tried to control an unauthorized biography that has been written about him and is set to be released soon is this:

The Democratic governor in April 2013 signed a book deal of his own with HarperCollins, worth more than $700,000. He planned a quick turnaround so it would hit before the 2014 election. It was slated for release before Mr. Shnayerson’s unauthorized biography went to print.

Mr. Cuomo’s book, “All Things Possible,” was a flop. His publisher had announced an initial print run of 200,000. To date, it has sold 3,008 hardcovers and 13 audiobooks, according to Nielsen BookScan data.

3,008 hardcovers sold out of the 200,000 initial print run.

Oh, and don't forget the 13 audiobooks.

For $700,000.

Nice work if you can get it.

Especially since Cuomo didn't actually write the book himself (staff did.)

How is this not a bribe from Rupert Murdoch?

1 comment:

  1. I would bet most of those sales came from family and friends as well as poor staff members who were forced to buy it. But it does sound like a left-handed contribution from Murdoch to a guy who claims he wants a clean government.