Knox signs £2.5million book deal with HarperCollins

After a tense battle with 20 publishers, Amanda Knox has secured a book deal with HarperCollins

Amanda Knox, the American student convicted then acquitted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, has signed a book deal with publishing giants HarperCollins worth a reported £2.5million.

Following an intense bidding war between 20 different publishers, HarperCollins announced that Knox’s memoir would go on sale early 2013.

The book deal was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington attorney whose previous clients include President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush.

‘Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system,’ says a HarperCollins spokesman.

They added: ‘Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, she will reveal never before-told details and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her life.’

News of the deal will undoubtedly provoke anger and distress in the family of Meredith Kercher, the alleged victim of Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito who was found in the apartment she and Knox shared with stab wounds to the throat.

Since her release in October 2011, Knox has kept a relatively low profile, spending most of her time working on her memoirs. Her legal issues, however, are far from behind her.

Earlier this week, Italian prosecutors launched a high court appeal against Knox and Sollecito, asking their murder convictions to be reinstated.

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Amanda Knox, the American student convicted then acquitted of murdering British student, Meredith Kercher, after serving only 4 years of her 26-year sentence has signed a book deal with publishing giants HarperCollins worth a reported $4 million.

Following an intense bidding war between 20 different publishers, HarperCollins announced that Knox’s memoir would go on sale in early 2013.  

The book deal was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington attorney whose previous clients include President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush.

‘Know will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system,’ said a HarperCollins spokesman.

They added, ‘Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, she will reveal never before-told details, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her life.’

News of the deal will undoubtedly provoke anger and distress in the family of Meredith Kercher, the alleged victim of Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito who was found in the apartment she and Knox shared with stab wounds to the throat.

Since her release in October 2011, Knox has kept a relatively low profile, spending most of her time working on her memoirs. Her legal issues, however, are far from behind her.

Earlier this week, Italian prosecutors launched a high court appeal against Knox and Sollecito, asking their murder convictions to be reinstated.

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