Welcome to the Northdown Publishing web site!
Publishing Ltd was formed in 1988 as a vehicle to market the work of author and journalist Michael Heatley. This year, 2013,
is our 25th anniversary of trading!
Our latest venture is to put into e-book format some of our out-of-print works
on the music and entertainment world. Our first Kindle was 'Elvis Costello - The Early Years', followed by John Tobler's
'Guitar Greats'. Deke Leonard's 'The Twang Dynasty' is now also available on Kindle and we have our first
venture into fiction with 'The Clown's Handbag' by the late Julian Heatley. The next Kindle version in progress
is Dave Hill's history of Lindisfarne - 'Fog On The Tyne'.
Northdown curently has four main lines
- we are the publishers for Deke Leonard's three books about life in the rock'n'roll
- we are the leaders in producing specialist sleeve notes for re-issued rock, rock'n'roll, blues,
jazz and other popular music genres for a portfolio of record labels
- we author, co-ordinate and edit books
for other publishers, mainly on music, sport and entertainment
- Michael is a regular contributor to music
magazines Guitar and Bass, Vintage Rock and Record Collector