Highlights 2021

  • Revenues: 465.0 million euro
  • New production (trade books): 2,495 titles
  • Trade books market share: 23.7%
  • Schoolbooks market share: 32.9%
  • Ebook sales: 6.7% of total publishing revenue

Mondadori Libri S.p.A. is the Group company heading all of the Group’s activities in the Books Area, divided into two business units, Trade and Educational.

The Trade business unit, which holds a leadership position at national level, is responsible for the publication – both in paper and digital format (e-books and audiobooks) – of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and miscellaneous works by the Group’s publishing houses: Mondadori, Einaudi, Rizzoli, Fabbri,Piemme, Sperling & Kupfer, Frassinelli, Mondadori Electa.

The Educational business unit has a more multi-faceted structure as it operates in the school, legal and, to a lesser extent, university publishing segments, in art and illustrated book publishing, as well as in the management of museum concessions and the organization of exhibitions and cultural events.

In the school textbooks segment, the Group operated until 2021 through two publishing houses, Mondadori Education and Rizzoli Education, with a product range that includes textbooks, courses, teaching tools and multimedia content for every school level, from primary school to the first and second-level secondary schools, both with its own and distributed brands (one for English language, Oxford University Press, and one for Spanish, Edinumen).

As a result of the transaction announced on July 12 and completed, following the outcome of the Antitrust review, on 16 December 2021, starting from 2022 the two publishing houses mentioned above will be joined by D Scuola, which operates in particular in school, extracurricular and university publishing, as well as in paid training.

In art publishing, the Group operates under Electa and, as from 2020, Abscondita, publishing house acquired in December 2019. The segment’s publishing activities include works on art, architecture, exhibition catalogues, museum guides and sponsor books.

The scope of the Educational business unit also includes the publishing house Rizzoli International Publications, which operates in the US market – where it is headquartered – with the Rizzoli, Rizzoli New York, Rizzoli Electa and Universe brands, and with the Rizzoli Bookstore located in New York.