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Amanda Knox: the latest "it" girl of publishing

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Already, at least 10 books on the market deal with Knox’s case, including “Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox,”The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox,” “The Monster of Perugia: The Framing of Amanda Knox,” and "Murder in Italy: The Shocking Slaying of a British Student, the Accused American Girl, and an International Scandal" among others.

But if Knox pens her own account, she will have a chance to tell her side of the story. Perhaps more pressingly, a book deal will help the Knox family pay off the more than $1 million they’ve reportedly spent on her legal fees. (According to news reports, friends have emptied their pockets, relatives have taken out second mortgages and an ad-hoc group, Friends of Amanda, has raised some $80,000 to help fund travel costs.

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