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Amanda Knox signed a $4 million memoir deal with publisher HarperCollins

Amanda Knox will share her "terrifying ordeal" in "a full and unflinching account" via giant publisher HarperCollins. Amanda Knox, who was convicted and later acquitted for the murder of her roommate while studying in Italy, has made international headlines since the 24-year-old's arrest in 2007. She is now in the U.S. and according to The New York Times she has sold her memoir to HarperCollins for nearly $4 million.

It comes after a court last year overturned Knox's conviction for killing Meredith, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey. "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," HarperCollins said in a statement.

During her four-year stint in prison in Perugia, Italy, Knox wrote regular diary entries, which will shape the memoir, she reportedly told publishers. It is expected to be a gripping, detailed account of her experience in Italy, which ended when an appeals court overturned the murder charge last October. Some publishing industry analysts questioned the idea of releasing an Amanda Knox memoir, but most seemed to agree it would be quite lucrative. According to the Times, Divisions of Random House, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster all submitted bids. Seven executives reportedly met with Knox before before she ended up choosing HarperCollins.

Details remain dark, but the book is tentatively scheduled for an early 2013 release, and according to publisher Jonathan Burnham it's "A story that everyone else seems to have told except for the person at the center of it al".

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