Amanda Knox Secures Lucrative Book Deal
The 24-year old Seattle native was convicted of the 2007 murder of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, and served four years of a 26-year sentence. Two other people were also found guilty of the murder of Kercher including Knox’s boyfriend at the time Raffaele Sollecito and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Guede who claimed he had been on a date with the deceased the night before she was brutally murdered .
Sollecito was acquitted along with Knox following their appeals in October of last year. However Guede remains locked up in Italy although he may be eligible for release in 2016.
It is understood that Knox will receive almost $4 million (approximately €3 million) for her memoirs. Several publishers reportedly fought it out over securing the deal but in the end HarperCollins prevailed with their lucrative offer.
The book, scheduled to be published in 2013, is expected to draw on diaries that Knox kept during her time in prison.
Critics are already labelling it a prospective best seller such is the fascination and drama entailed with the story of the media darling once known as “Foxy Knoxy”.
It is understood a major Hollywood film about the story is also in the pipeline.