Amanda Knox has signed a book deal with HarperCollins, the publisher revealed on Thursday.

Knox, acquitted last year on murder charges in Italy, is believed to have sold the rights to her story for close to $4 million, according to The New York Times.

In a statement from HarperCollins, reported by the Associated Press, the News Corporation-owned publisher hinted at the content of the 24-year-old's memoir.

Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system, the statement reads.

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.

Currently untitled, the sure-to-be bestseller is tentatively scheduled for release in 2013, according to the AP.

The announcement follows a long-running scrum among publishers to secure the lucrative rights to Knox's story.

The Seattle-native first hit headlines after initially being found guilty, along with her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, of murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.

Though, she has kept a low profile since returning home following her acquittal in a dramatic appeal last October, Italian prosecutors filed an appeal for a new trial, earlier this week.

The news is sure to be condemned by many as profiteering from Kercher's death, particularly from the victim's family, who had urged Knox not to publish her story.