race for the Christmas number one title is wide open this year, with no
outstanding contender for the top spot.
Seven national retailers, along with prominent indies, have told The Bookseller their predicted top five titles for Christmas across all genres, with many maintaining it is still all to play for as there is “no Sir Alex Ferguson– type title” this year. Ferguson’s My Autobiography (Hodder) was last year’s Christmas number one.
Colman Getty’s managing director Liz Sich will retire at the end of 2014
after 18 years at the company. She will continue her association with
the agency on a consultancy basis.