Thursday, February 16, 2012

Amanda Knox signs lucrative book deal as HarperCollins wins million-dollar publishing battle

Dead: The case relates to the fatal stabbing of Meredith Kercher, 21, a British student who shared a flat with Knox in Perugia, found in a pool of blood

After months of tense battling between publishers desperate for a big money windfall, Amanda Knox finally has a book deal.

The 24-year-old’s conviction and acquittal of murder charges made headlines worldwide - and now she has an agreement with HarperCollins.

The resident of Seattle, Washington, jailed for four years in Perugia, Italy, has only spoken publically once following her release last October.

The deal is likely to provoke anger from the family of Meredith Kercher, 21, the British student who lived with Knox in Perugia, found in a pool of blood.

‘Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia,’ a HarperCollins spokesman said. Read More