Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York reported that 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.
From the Buffalo News:
Cuomo previously reported – for tax years 2013 and 2014 – approximately $565,000 in income from his memoir deal with the Manhattan-based publisher. In 2015, he reported no income from the book. In his 2016 tax filings made public Monday, the book royalty income was listed at $218,100. Asked about the timing of the payments to Cuomo, a HarperCollins spokeswoman said the company does not comment on financial matters involving its book deals.