Meisha Merlin Publishing
Publishing the Best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. was the brainchild of Stephen Pagel, Kevin Murphy and Brian Murphy, started in 1996. MMP, Inc. operated for 10 years in Georgia, with their dream quarters in Stone Mountain. The small staff ran the company with the mission to produce collector books, stories and anthologies of fantasy, metaphysical and science fiction. The first year in business produced two titles and approximately 15 titles annually in subsequent years.
Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. books were produced in hardcover and paperback formats, with select titles in limited and collector editions that were signed, numbered and slip covered. MMP, Inc. paid special attention to the quality of the books with 50# White, acid-free paper, laminated and UV protected color covers and hardcover dust jackets.
The award-winning founders were a perfect blend of talent to produce books with thought, care and attention to quality detail. The specialized genre of their titles attracted a target audience that generated loyal followers. Author Robert Heinlein’s “Virginia Edition” collection, The Unity Trilogy by Jacqueline Lichtenberg & Jean Lorrah and A Clash of Titans by George R. R. Martin are among the famous works published by Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
The progress of MMP, Inc. publishing history grew in 2003, when they took on Ora Publishing from Ed Kramer. In 2004, they negotiated a distribution agreement with Diamond Publishing to expand the MMP, Inc. audience. The postings in literary blogs and on the Meisha Merlin website indicate a spurt of growth in the company from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, the closing of Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. was placed on the main home page of the website.