Mondadori’s book division is the market leader in Italy, with a 26.5% share in 2014. Traditionally the company's core business is composed of works of fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks and children's books.
The Mondadori Group operates in this market mainly through four publishing houses:
The Group is also active in educational publishing, art books, the management of museum concessions and the organisation and management of exhibitions.
Mondadori Education is an important player in the school textbook market in Italy while Mondadori Electa is the country’s biggest publishing company for art and illustrated books. Mondadori also operates outside of Italy.
The ebook market in 2014 accounted for about 4.8% of total revenues in the Books Trade. The total downloads were 2.1 million, a significant increase compared to 1.8 million in 2013 (+ 17%) while the catalog ebook surpassed the 8,000 titles approaching the completion of the phase of digitalization of the most interesting part of the catalog.