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'A dream come true'

29 January 2007

'The concentration in the retail sector is making the survival of small publishers more and more precarious. The acquisition of Serpent's Tail by Profile, a publishing house known for its idiosyncratic brilliance and consistent profitability, guarantees that Serpent's Tail remains within the independent sector. It also means I can devote myself to publishing and editing - a dream come true. Twenty years is long enough to be on your own.'

Pete Ayrton of Serpent's Tail on the London publishing house's recent sale to Profile