Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported his income last year more than doubled from the previous year, thanks to another round of royalty payments on a 2014 HarperCollins memoir that saw lackluster sales.When asked for comment, HarperCollins said that they don’t discuss financial deals they make with their authors. Cuomo’s office was similarly tight lipped, only noting that there was a “contractual obligation” on the part of the publisher to make the payment. And that’s a pretty nice obligation when you consider that the royalty check amounted to roughly 50% more than the Governor’s entire salary for the year from his day job.
In all, Cuomo has made $783,000 from HarperCollins for his book. The book sold 3,200 copies since it was published in the fall of 2014, according to tracking company NPD BookScan.
That works out to royalty payments to Cuomo of $245 per book.
“All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life’’ had an original list price of $29.99. New copies of the hardcover book were being sold Monday on Amazon for $13.05.
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