Mondadori is one of the top Italian groups in the media segment: it is the leading publisher in the trade books and school textbooks market, where it operates through the Country’s most prestigious publishing houses and publishing trademarks, and one of the major players in the retail segment, thanks to a widespread network of bookstores across the Country. The Group is also the leading multimedia publisher, with a strong presence in the digital and social media segments, as well as a significant position in the print magazine segment.
All of the Group’s book publishing activities are managed through Mondadori Libri S.p.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary.
With an 27% share at end 2022, the Group is the leader in the trade segment, where it operates through the publishing houses and publishing trademarks Mondadori, Giulio Einaudi editore, Piemme, Sperling & Kupfer, Frassinelli, Rizzoli, BUR, Fabbri Editori, Rizzoli Lizard, Mondadori Electa, De Agostini Libri and Star Comics: production ranges from fiction to non-fiction and children’s books, in both traditional and digital formats. Complementing the above, art publishing, the management of museum concessions and the organization of exhibitions and cultural events, headed by Electa (with the Electa and Abscondita brands) and, at international level, the activities of Rizzoli International Publications, which operates in the United States in the illustrated books segment (with the Rizzoli, Rizzoli New York, Rizzoli Electa and Universe brands).
Mondadori is also the top publisher in the school textbooks publishing market, where it holds a leadership position with an adoption share of 32.3% including the activities of D Scuola, acquired in 2021; D Scuola joins Mondadori Education and Rizzoli Education, which have an extensive catalogue of approximately 30 brands, including owned and distributed brands, and production that covers every area, from pre-school to university publishing.
Our job, a publisher’s task, is that of putting the author in contact with the reader: by selecting the latter in order to offer him well-made and well-written books and to market them through all possible sales channels. This is precisely the goal and shared objective of all our publishing houses; in full respect of their independence, which, in publishing, remains a necessary condition.
With our publishing houses we work alongside teachers and students, from primary school to university, with innovative and accessible teaching content and tools, which contribute to developing the next generation.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Mondadori Retail S.p.A., the Group manages the most extensive network of bookstores in Italy, with an 12.5% share in the books market. With a widespread presence throughout the Country and a business proposition focused on books (which account for over 80% of revenue), the company operates in the physical channel with over 500 directly-managed stores or franchised stores, under the Mondadori Bookstore, Mondadori Megastore and Mondadori Point brands, on the web with the e-commerce site Mondadoristore.it; these formats are complemented by the bookclub formula.
The Mondadori Store network is a cultural resource nationwide with 500 bookstores, in Italy, and online with Mondadoristore.it and the bookclub formula. We’ve decided to increasingly focus our stores’ offer on books, the group’s core business. In this perspective, we’ve given more space to the catalogue in terms of variety and completeness. Additional products and services enrich the offer: music, games and stationery items alongside experience in entertainment, events and multi-channel services.
All activities linked to the development of print and digital brands in a multi-channel perspective are managed through the wholly-owned subsidiary Mondadori Media S.p.A.. With an audience of 27.7 million unique users per month, 76 million fans and 9.2 million readers, Mondadori retains its position as the top multimedia publisher, a leader in digital and social media, as well as one of the largest players in magazines with a 21% market share (at December 2022). The company manages a portfolio of 15 titles, 13 digital brands and 110 social profiles, with a strong leadership in the vertical segments women&lifestyle, food, TV and health&wellness. The Group is also active in the field of mobile advertising and proximity marketing through AdKaora, and in tech-advertising through Hej!.
Our business model focuses on strong brands with significant multichannel development potential, with the aim of creating a balanced, attractive and sustainable portfolio and investing the resources generated by it in areas of high profitability, like the digital market, tech advertising, and the world of social media agencies.
Our brands respond to the interests and demands of an increasingly vast public, playing a leading role on social networks, where we can count on the collaboration of a team of creators, including top talents from Italy.
Corporate & Shared Services
The Corporate Area includes – besides the top management organizations – Parent Company functions providing services that cut across the different companies and business areas of the Group. The area therefore includes administration, planning and control, treasury and finance, IT, logistics, HR management and organization, legal and corporate affairs, management of Group purchasing, general services, communications and media relations. Revenue comes mainly from consideration for services provided to subsidiaries and associates.