Our main activities are books – from their creation, with our publishing brands, to their sale, through the most extensive network of bookstores in Italy – and magazines, both on paper as well as digital.
Books: Mondadori Libri S.p.A. is undisputed leader in the Italian book market, with a 24% market share in 2015. The company includes some of the major Italian publishing houses (Edizioni Mondadori, Einaudi, Piemme, Sperling & Kupfer, Electa) and the most popular series. In 2016, the Group also acquired the brands of the former RCS Libri S.p.A., renamed Rizzoli Libri S.p.A. Production covers all market sectors, with two divisions: trade, which includes novels and essays, and educational, which groups all books developed internally, such as school texts, art books and illustrated books.
Magazines: The Mondadori Group was Italy’s leading magazine publisher in 2015 – with a market share of 31.2% – and one of the biggest in Europe. Over the years, we have consolidated our leadership in the sector with an international expansion policy that led to the creation of Mondadori France (2006), third largest publisher of consumer magazines in France, and to the network of international editions of our brands.
Retail: Activities involving a direct relationship with consumers are assigned to Mondadori Retail S.p.A., to its network of around 600 bookstores (managed directly and through franchising) and to the e-commerce site mondadoristore.it.