(CNN) - Harper Collins is banking on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the dough as a popular author.
The Democratic governor's memoir "All Things Possible: Success and Setbacks in Politics and Life," will have an initial printing of 200,000 copies, the publishing company confirmed to CNN Thursday.
The book was initial set to hit bookstores on August 5 but was pushed back to a September 16 release date due to "production schedule changes at Harper," according to Harper Collins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis.
Cuomo is running for re-election this year for a second term as governor. And the new release date puts the book's publication closer to November's contest. Cuomo is considered the overwhelming frontrunner in the race.
The book jacket also went through a transformation since the original art for the cover showing the governor in a room in the state house, though Harper Collins said that first work-up was never final.
The current artwork is minimalist - just a headshot of Cuomo, smiling and wearing a red tie.
Cuomo, the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, is considered a possible contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Two hundred thousand copies is an impressive bet but, to put it in perspective with other political heavy weights, Simon & Schuster said it the initial printing of Hillary Clinton's memoir, "Hard Choices," was a million copies. And her husband, President Bill Clinton's, book "My Life," published by Random House, had an initial print run of 1.5 million copies.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the Cuomo book's initial printing.
CNN's Dana Davidsen and Alan Silverleib contributed to this report.