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Cuomo Stays Mum Over How He Made $245 Per Book From Memoir That Sold 3,200 Copies

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo remained mum when questions arose Wednesday over how he made $783,000 from a book he wrote that only sold 3,200 copies.

This would mean that Cuomo received royalty payments at $245 per book, despite the original list price of $29.99 and more recent hard copies being sold online for just $13.05.

The Buffalo News reported that Cuomo reported an adjusted gross income of $417,748 for 2016 and  $196,243 in 2015, according to copies of his released federal and state tax filings.

Although his 2014 Harper Collins memoir “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life’’ had weak sales, Cuomo reported that his 2016 income more than doubled from 2015 as a result of royalty payments from his book.

Cuomo’s 2016 tax filings made also show he made $218,100 as income from the book royalty payments.

Cuomo previously reported he made $565,000 in income  for tax years 2013 and 2014 from book sale royalties. However, he reported no income from the book in 2015.

Cuomo and Harper Collins would not talk about the financial discrepancies when asked about it by MSNBC Morning Joe senior producer Jesse Rodriguez and The Buffalo News.

A Cuomo spokesman did tell Buffalo News in response to the 2015 income, however, “This payment was contractual and per the agreement with the publisher.”

“All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life” — $10.99 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

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