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 approximately 24% share at end 2021, 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 and Rizzoli Lizard: 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 approximately 33% 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.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Mondadori Retail S.p.A., the Group manages the most extensive network of bookstores in Italy, with an 11.4% 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.
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 26 million unique users per month, 59.1 million fans and 10.3 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 24% market share (at December 2021). The company manages a portfolio of 17 titles, 15 digital brands and 110 social profiles, with a strong leadership in the vertical segments women&lifestyle, food, TV and health&wellness. Completing the offer is the international network of Grazia, present in 23 countries around the world with 21 editions in joint venture or under licensing. The Group is also active in the field of mobile advertising and proximity marketing through AdKaora, and in tech-advertising through Hej!.
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.