Amanda Knox may have her own $4 million dollar book deal, but now her ex-boyfriend has one too. Broken up or not, Knox’s ex, Raffaele Sollecito — the Italian student she dated while studying abroad — will forever be associated with Knox. They both served four years in Italian prison for the murder of Knox’s roommate, but were ultimately acquitted.
And now Sollecito’s putting that popular-by-association status to work, by writing a memoir for Gallery Books. According to this article by The New York Times, details of the deal have not been disclosed. But Presume Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox is set to be published sometime this fall. And publishers have no doubt that it will be successful, as Julie Bosman reports.
“Raffaele Sollecito is a young man who spent four years in prison standing up for a woman he had known for a few weeks,” said Jennifer Bergstrom, editor in chief of Gallery Books. “I’m fascinated by his story and I think readers will be too.”
Bergstrom makes a good point. Not to mention: you put “Amanda Knox” in the title of anything, and people will be sure to read it.