Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nice Work

Publishers make bad bets on books all the time, but if they paid me a ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR consulting fee I could've told them this was a very bad bet.

ALBANY – 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.

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.

Nobody outside of New York knows who he is unless they remember his father, and no one inside New York gives a shit.