Well, it appears the rumors were true. We’re losing another genre publisher. Here’s the official statement from Meisha Merlin:
I am sorry to say that due to major distribution problems Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. will be closing their doors in May 2007. Both Kevin and I along with the entire staff here at Meisha Merlin want to thank all our fans, customers, authors, & artist for your support over the past eleven years. We are sorry to have to do this, but events beyond our control have forced us to make this decision.
ATTN: For those of you who have purchased The Virginia Edition. The Robert A. & Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust has worked out an agreement to continue publishing The Virginia Edition. You can expect a letter from them within the very near future & volume seven will be arriving to you in late May or early June.
I wish them all the best of luck and hope that all their authors find new homes for their projects quickly. Nice to hear that the Virginia Edition customers will not have orphaned collections.