Alas, just found out why Meisha Merlin didn't pick up Stormed Fortress. I came across the news in George RR Martin's blog from a few days ago and grabbed this from the MM site. I wonder if this means that the books they've already published (Traitor's Knot and To Ride Hell's Chasm amoung them) will no longer be available now.
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.