NY governor's memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week; he plans push after campaign demands

Associated Press

Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.

"All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" sold 948 copies in the first week after publication. That's according to data Wednesday from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks industry sales and covers about 85 percent of the U.S. print market.

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By contrast, Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices" sold 100,000 copies in the first week and 247,000 since its June release.

Cuomo says he's been too busy running for re-election and running the state to do a full-fledged promotional tour. He says that'll come later.

BookScan reports New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brandz) "Off the Sidelines" has sold 11,000 copies since September and Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "A Fighting Chance" has sold 78,000 copies since April.