Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies
July 10th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
3 months ago

Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies

(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.

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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.

N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown

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.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    "N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown"
    ------------------------------------
    That's a link to "The Onion", isn't it?

    July 10, 2014 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. it must be said

    I'm telling you if you paint this clown green and put red lipstick on him, he is the spitting image of The Joker!!

    July 10, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    -Cuomo is just good one. He talks sense to me.

    July 10, 2014 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    ""The interview was a farce, and some believe it was demeaning,” decried popular Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, after its release."

    Riiiiiiiight. Setting aside that they really didn't think it was demeaning and that their poutrage over it was totally fake, what they really meant was "hey!!! demeaning Obama and the office of the POTUS when not held by our team is our job!!!"

    July 10, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    ""I'm not interested in photo ops. I'm interested in solving a problem," Obama said in response to the uproar over his Texas itinerary."

    Wrong. The actual quote is as follows:

    "This isn’t theater. This is a problem. I’m not interested in photo-ops; I’m interested in solving a problem. And those who say I should visit the border, when you ask them what should we be doing, they're giving us suggestions that are embodied in legislation that I’ve already sent to Congress. So it’s not as if they're making suggestions that we’re not listening to. In fact, the suggestions of those who work at the border, who visited the border, are incorporated in legislation that we’re already prepared to sign the minute it hits my desk."

    CNN and the rest are focusing solely on that one split-sentence and deliberately leaving out the rest of the quote, particularly the beginning 2 sentences, because it clearly shows that characterizing it as Obama saying "I don't do photo ops"...which is the re-write that the GOP/Teatrolls and their agitprop machine are using...is blatantly dishonest. It's borderline lying and nothing more than the GOP/Teatrolls and MSM working hard together to manufacture nontroversy.

    July 10, 2014 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    You would have to be an idiot to vote for that man.

    July 10, 2014 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |