Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) is collaborating with Rafeeq and Snoonu’s on-demand courier service to deliver books to homes across Doha.
Members of the community can purchase books securely through the Rafeeq and Snoonu mobile applications, which boast of hundreds of titles for the whole family. These include academic books, non-fiction and fiction for children and adults across various genres, in both English and Arabic.
Over the past few months, parents and children have had to adjust to working and learning remotely. As the summer school break comes into effect, students undoubtedly welcome the spare time to spend time doing things they enjoy just for the fun of it.
Through its partnership with Rafeeq and Snoonu, HBKU Press is able to meet a consumer need and, adapt its services to changing times as it continues to promote literacy in Qatar.
Even when things return to ‘normal’, there will still be a market for consumers using delivery applications because of the sheer convenience alone. The partnership with Rafeeq and Snoonu serves to complement retail activities.
Members of the community can download the Rafeeq and Snoonu mobile applications on iOS or Android to browse and purchase a complete list of HBKU Press titles. Orders are delivered within 60 to 90 minutes maximum.
Rafeeq and Snoonu ensures that orders are delivered safely in line with the necessary Covid-19 precautionary measures. In addition to Rafeeq and Snoonu, HBKU Press also has a healthy presence on other applications and platforms. These include Kindle, which hosts 125 HBKU Press titles, as well as Overdrive, Abjad (Arabic titles only), Lusail and Streetlib.
Bestsellers include ‘Monsters are Afraid of Mama’, the story of a ‘supermom’ with a gift for explaining away common childhood fears. Other noteworthy titles include ‘We Are All Wonders’ and ‘Candy the Meanest Camel in Town’, Johanna Handley’s tale of a camel that’s rude to her classmates and her teacher.
Source : Gulf Times