Webite:
https://jamalon.com/en/

AngelList:
https://angel.co/jamalon

Location:
Amman, Jordan

Jamalon.com is a bilingual (English and Arabic) online marketplace catering for print books, ebooks, audio books, book reviews, and online communities for readers.

Jamalon.com is a bilingual (English and Arabic) online marketplace catering for print books, ebooks, audio books, book reviews, and online communities for readers. Now the company has 10mn books available on the website, 300k of which are Arabic titles.

As a teenager fascinated with computer programming, Ala AlSallal volunteered for Ruwwad, an Amman-headquartered non-profit community development organization, teaching other young people basic computer literacy. With the support of Ruwwad’s founder Fadi Ghandour, who became his mentor, Ala launched Jamalon – which means ‘top of the pyramid’ – in October 2010.

Jamalon now delivers over 10 million Arabic and English titles to 22 MENA countries. They have also forged strong partnerships with over 3,000 Arabic and 27,000 English-language publishers.

Ala announced Jamalon’s latest venture at the recent Abu Dhabi Book Fair – Jamalon Print on Demand. The service aims to fill major gaps in the region’s publishing industry, opening doors to those authors and publishers to whom traditional offset print are not a viable option due to the budget, timeframes and distribution networks restraints.

Team

Ala Alsallal

Ala Alsallal

Founder, CEO

Jawdat Shammas

Jawdat Shammas

CMO