People Magazine today published the latest book that tries to explain the engrossing story behind the Casey Anthony case.
Amazon.com is selling the 25,000-word, 13-chapter paperback edition of "Outrage: The Casey Anthony Story" for $6.99. The online retail giant initially released an electronic version of the book on their popular Kindle e-reader on Tuesday. The e-book sells for $3.99.
The book is written by Steve Helling, the Florida-based staff writer who covered the Anthony trial and also authored "Tiger: The Real Story" in 2010.
In July, Casey Anthony, 25, was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to law enforcement, and acquitted of the much more serious charges against her, including first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie.
"The Casey Anthony trial was one of the most unforgettable true-crime dramas of our time," a spokeswoman for People Magazine told the Orlando Sentinel. "In fact, just days after little Caylee was reported missing, Steve Helling spent time with the Anthony family inside their home, sat through hours of court hearings, pored over thousands of pages of documents, and interviewed both the prosecutors and the defense team exclusively for this book."
The e-book's release date coincided with Dr. Phil's three-part exclusive interview with Cindy Anthony and George Anthony on WOFL-Channel 35.
Helling and other guests also appeared on the Joy Behar show Tuesday to discuss the first segment of Dr. Phil's interview with the Anthonys.
It's not the first book written on the landmark Florida case that generated international media frenzy, but it is the first publication backed by a major magazine and released first on Kindle. People Magazine is owned by Time Inc., a subsidiary of media giant Time-Warner.
The William Morrow publishing company is set to release "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony" by former Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton on Nov. 29. It is one of the most anticipated accounts on the case.
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