With a 28.7% market share (trade books) and a 23.7% market share (educational) in 2017, Mondadori is leader in the Italian book market. The establishment of subsidiary Mondadori Libri S.p.A. (November 2014) has enabled us to achieve a more functional structure in relation to the publishing activities of our traditional core business, also with a view to expansion.
The two different divisions have been maintained in the new company: Trade, which publishes fiction and non-fiction, and Educational, which groups together all internally developed book production (from school texts and training manuals in general to art books and illustrated books), as well as the organisation and management of exhibitions and archaeological sites.
Mondadori Libri now encompasses the publishing and distribution activities of the Books Division and the investments in book publishing companies in the trade, art and educational sectors: the imprints are Mondadori, Piemme, Giulio Einaudi, Mondadori Education, Electa, Sperling & Kupfer, Frassinelli, Rizzoli, Rizzoli Education, Fabbri Editori, Rizzoli Lizard and BUR.
With the acquisition of RCS Libri (2016), now Rizzoli, we have consolidated our competitive position in the Italian market for trade books and school textbooks, as well as in the sector of illustrated books at an international level.
The eBooks market accounted for 6% of total revenues for the Trade Division in 2017, with 2.5 million downloads and a catalogue of over 20,000 titles.