Meet the Member: Marble Poetry

1. What's your company called?

Marble Poetry.

2. What do you publish?

Poetry pamphlets and a magazine.

3. What's the story of the company? 

I [Aisling Tempany] graduated from university in 2009, when it was hard to find opportunities in publishing, and even harder if you couldn’t afford to work in London unpaid. After a few years I began working in bookkeeping, and from there, after working in accounts for a few small businesses, I decided to pursue my original goal of publishing by starting my own. 

4. How's business?

Hard. More money goes out than comes in, and I rely on still working in accounts to keep things going.

5. What do you enjoy about being independent?

That I have control over what I publish, from the visual aspects to the tone of the submissions. 

6. What do you think is the biggest single issue in publishing right now?

Finding an audience—getting people to read and engage with the work. 

7. What one piece of advice would you give to a fellow independent just starting out?

Have a back-up plan. 

8. What do you hope to get out of belonging to the IPG?

The opportunity to develop the business and get the support to move it forward. 

Visit the Marble Poetry website