Report: Hillary Clinton inks book deal on years at State Department

Hillary Clinton has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to chronicle her years as secretary of state, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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The as-of-yet untitled book is scheduled for a June 2014 release and will cover “everything from the killing of Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring to China and climate change,” according to the report.

In addition, Simon & Schuster told the AP Clinton “will share her views as to what it takes for the United States to secure and sustain prosperity and global leadership,” and will “offer vivid personal anecdotes and memories of her collaboration with President Obama and his national security team, as well as her engagement with leaders around the world.”

No financial details of the agreement have been released. Clinton was reportedly paid $8 million for her 2003 Simon & Schuster offering “Living History.”

It’s the latest high-profile public move by the former secretary of state that will likely contribute to the already fevered speculation she intends to run for President in 2016.

Later this month, Clinton will hit the speaking circuit in her first paid speech since leaving office – another endeavor that is likely to be extremely lucrative for the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.

Clinton retired this year after serving four years in the State Department, and was succeeded by former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

She told CNN shortly before stepping down that she had plans to speak and write on behalf of girls and women worldwide and that she and her husband would “look to see how we can join our efforts together.”

Clinton is seen as the clear favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 if she chooses to run.