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Welcome to the Northdown Publishing web site!


Northdown 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 of work:

- we are the publishers for Deke Leonard's three books about life in the rock'n'roll business

- 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

 Happy New Year to all Northdown customers

Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2014 from Michael and Helen Heatley and Deke Leonard.

Michael's latest writing venture is contributing a review of the press comments to the Fulham FC programme! A labour of love for his favourite team.



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Deke Leonard's latest book - PRINT VERSION!

Previously unreleased 1970s single by Deke Leonard, now available as digital single.


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