Ex-Youngstowner releases new book

Ex-Youngstowner releases new book


Cynthia Brooks, formerly of Youngstown but now of Atlanta, has written a book, “Sins of a Delicate Nature.”

Her story is about people having longings that cannot be deciphered, that they don’t know about.

It’s a tale of women facing their inner demons, and in which their lives will never be the same after their sins.

Brooks is an ordained minister and founder of Mending Hearts with Hope Ministries.

She has a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Beulah Heights University.

The book is available in hardcover and softcover at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused tablet


Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller’s own Nook tablets.

The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the nonbranded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

The move had been expected since Barnes & Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to release co-branded Nook tablets this month.

For the first time, the Nook will have a camera.

The Nook offers access to both the Nook app store and Google’s Play store for Android apps — the latter unavailable in previous Nook tablets.

The New York company spent years investing in its Nook e-book reader and e-book library, but they struggled to be profitable.

And in December the chain said it was evaluating the future of its tablets.

Still it offered a new non-tablet e-book reader during the holiday season.

Barnes & Noble CEO Mike Huseby said Nook tablets hadn’t done well in the past because they weren’t full-featured.

This one, he said, has a camera and other features expected in Android tablets, while offering additional ones targeted at readers.

Staff/wire reports

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