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. 2013 was our 25th
anniversary of trading!
We have been putting 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 presently eagerly awaiting delivery of book number 4!
- 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
Northdown Publishing 2014