Amanda Knox, the American who was accused of murdering a love rival while studying in Italy, has signed a lucrative book deal to tell her story. Sources say that Knox met with a number of high profile book publishers and that a bidding war broke out for her memoirs. Harper Publishing came out on top of the bids, with an offer estimated to be in the range of $4 million for international publishing rights.
Knox, who spent four years behind bars in an Italian prison accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, was exonerated of all charges and was allowed to return to the United States in October. Her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was also cleared of all charges in the murder, which made headlines around the world and kept millions captivated. The news isn't as good for Sollecito, as Italian prosecutors asked the country's highest criminal court to reinstate the murder convictions against him and Knox this past week.
Knox, 24, has only done one interview since being released from prison last year. She is currently dating musician James Tarrano and living in Seattle, Washington. The as-yet-untitled memoir is expected to be released by early 2013.