Hers is a tale no one would want to call their own, but it seems the four years Amanda Knox spent imprisoned in Italy will pay off in the form of a $4 million dollar book deal. Bet you didn't see that coming, eh? After an intense bidding war with multiple publishing houses, the 24-year old American exchange student, who was acquitted of the murder of her British roommate just a little over four months ago, has finally settled on a book agreement with HarperCollins.

The memoir will be penned by Knox herself (with help from a collaborator) and will recount her ordeal abroad. HarperCollins said in a statement Thursday, "Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will reveal never before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life."

The deal's high price tag reflects a high level of confidence that Knox's book will be a bestseller (publishers "fell in love" with her when she shopped her story around), and from a publicity standpoint, the news comes at a good time: Italian prosecutors, unconvinced of Knox’s innocence, filed an appeal for a new trial this week.