HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis confirmed the move.
“Harper did rent a list from Governor Cuomo’s campaign for one time use to promote Governor Cuomo’s new book,” she said in an email.
She didn’t put a pricetag on the rented list, saying, “We rented the list at market value.”
It’s unclear how many people the email went to.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has questioned Cuomo’s mingling of government and campaign business with his promotion of the book, “All Things Possible.”
Cuomo’s financial disclosure forms earlier this year showed he will make at least $700,000 on the book.
The book, released Oct. 14, hasn’t been flying off the shelves, despite a good review yesterday in The New York Times.
Cuomo’s book ranked 11,654 on Amazon’s best-selling book list as of 3:45 p.m. today.
In comparison, his Democratic primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout, has a book, “Corruption in America,” and it ranked 1,461 on Amazon’s list, Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported.