Forbes Watson: 'We want to re-energise the Waterstone's brand'

<p>Waterstone's prospective chief executive Anthony Forbes Watson has promised to re-energise Waterstone's rather than repeat the company's history. In a interview with The Bookseller, Forbes Watson insisted the book market offered a robust future for the chain--independent from both HMV and Ottakar's.</p><p>He said: ""Our offer reflects our optimism about books. Despite a fraught market, book sales are going up each year by 5%. There are always reasons why people can say 'that's not true for me', but overall it is a robust market. Books are still a big deal in the public imagination. They ...

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