AMAZON PIRATE EDITIONS PERSIST
Wow. So Amazon pirates Upfield #26 BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE in December, then January, and again in February 6 2020 they have another go at DESTROYING AUSTRALIAN STORIES despite international copyright laws. I do think it is time we ask the Australian Government agencies to defend us now. So, three times in one month? What are you thinking Mr Rocco Braeuniger, of Amazon Australia - do you so despise Australian titles that you allow this to happen so often on your watch.
Oh here is Amazon's Chloe Haines last response for their January piracy...
Amazon respects the intellectual property of others and takes potential copyright violations very seriously. Our customers trust that when they make a purchase they will receive authentic products, and we take any claims that endanger that trust seriously. On the rare occasion we learn of a potential issue with a book, we take appropriate action. I can confirm we have delisted the below mentioned book (Bony and the White Savage).
Noted for the Courts, Tom Thompson, Publisher 6 February 2020
Despite Amazon Australia removing their pirated edition of Bony #26 at the end of December, we note that Amazon is offering up again this same pirated incorrect version of BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE as their own worldwide on January 20 2020. While other platforms like Apple, Epub and Kobo offer all 29 legal copyrighted Bonys, Amazon have been depriving their Kindle readers of this, prefering to PIRATE Australian stories. Amazon claims "to respect the property rights of others", but in the case of Arthur Upfield, they are both disrepecting the rights holder and their Kindle readers.
Noted for the Courts on 21 January 2020, Tom Thompson Publisher
Amazon Australia offer a corrupt and pirate edition of BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE as their own Kindle, which seems to be the way Amazon Australia treats Australian copyright - by ripping off Australian copyright-holders. Instead of our corrected edition (currently in paperback worldwide) Amazon treats the publisher of this great author with contempt.
Noted for the Courts on 23 December 2019, Tom Thompson Publisher
ADVANCE NOTICE: BEYOND THE MIRAGE
ARTHUR UPFIELD'S UNPUBLISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK OUT IN MAY 2020 BY ETT IMPRINT
BOLINDA AUDIOS OF EARLY UPFIELD NOVELS
John Derum has recorded the first audio editions of the classic early Upfield novels for Bolinda and these are now available worldwide:
BREAKAWAY HOUSE -
GRIPPED BY DROUGHT -
HOUSE OF CAIN -
BONY KINDLES BACK ON AMAZON!
Fourteen corrected Bony books are back on Amazon worldwide, with many more to come!
BOLINDA BONY AUDIOS - 3 OUT NOW
CAKE IN A HAT BOX, BONY AND THE KELLY GANG and BONY BUYS A WOMAN
Available worldwide as CDs, MP3s or download
CORRECTED EDITIONS OUT NOW
THE BONE IS POINTED, THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL and THE MYSTERY OF SWORDFISH REEF are now available worldwide on all platforms in paperback.
BUSHRANGER OF THE SKIES, DEATH OF A SWAGMAN and BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE are available worldwide in paperback.
ALL UPFIELD TITLES NOW ON GOOGLE PLAY
All 29 'Bony' crime novels, and 7 other works are now available as ebooks on Google Play:
ALL UPFIELD TITLES NOW ON ITUNES
All 29 'Bony' crime novels, and 7 other works by Arthur Upfield are now available on iTunes
You can sample and buy on Amazon Kindle and iTunes
Beach of Atonement out now
One of the hardest books to find has been Upfield's novel from 1930, now published for the first time in Australia, and available worldwide on Amazon:
Two new Upfields - eBooks
ETT has just published two great volumes of Upfield stories, both selected and introduced by Bony specialist Kees de Hoog. Both out now on Kindle and iTunes on these links:
A memory of Oliver Lodge
Arthur Upfield wrote several books while living at Oliver Lodge in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, between 1940 and 1946, with The Devil's Steps (1946) and An Author Bites the Dust (1948) both being set around these "Australian Alps". Our picture below shows Anne Upfield at Oliver Lodge (photograph by Arthur Upfield, courtesy his grandson William Upfield)
Also of interest is this memory piece of a later family in Oliver Lodge, from an anonymous Bony fan, just received:
My family bought the dilapidated house in approximately 1984. It was previously lived in by a hippie commune, complete with exotic plants growing in the middle of the half acre of blackberry vines on the block next to the house (where the current car park is). The alder trees in the front yard had been ring-barked by their goat that had been chained to these trees. In the first month of living there the central loungeroom ceiling fell in over our heads. Over the years my parents restored the house and created the structure of the garden you see today. My parents both artists ran an art gallery from Oliver Lodge. My mother wrote books from the room (that was originally the verandah where Anne was standing in the photo) but when we lived there it had been filled in and used as the sunroom. As far as I know our art gallery was the first commercial business operating at the premises. They lived there for about 13 years. It was then sold and used for various commercial enterprises including a doctors surgery/general practice, B&B accommodation and various owners have used it as a café.
Oliver Lodge had an extremely peaceful and creative atmosphere about it. It was extremely cold in winter before we had gas heating put in, so I don't know how the Upfields managed without electricity and good heating!! The original kitchen had a beautiful view of Silvan reservoir. I loved sitting by the four fireplaces and was always impressed by the grand brick pylons on the front and side entrances. It was an unforgettable house to live in and will always have a special place in my heart. It is particularly special knowing that the great Arthur Upfield and his family also lived in it many years before us.
NEW BOOKS OUT NOW
ETT has just produced new editions of these hard to get books, now available as paperback and eBooks on these links,- see link below:
Or downloads are available from iTunes on this link:
THE GIFTS OF FRANK COBBOLD - Upfield's biography of the NSW pastoralist was written in 1935. THE MURCHISON MURDERS - Upfield's own take on the Snowy Rowles Case - has been augmented with photographs. FOLLOW MY DUST was only ever published once in 1957, and is generally coceded as Upfield's autobiography as told to Jessica Hawke. Illustrated.
Four New Upfields out as eBooks
Four rare early Upfield thrillers can now be found on Amazon and iTunes, with Nook, Mobi and other formats following in May 2015:
GRIPPED BY DROUGHT, BREAKAWAY HOUSE, A ROYAL ABDUCTION and THE HOUSE OF CAIN... as Kindle...
All Bony books soon available in print Worldwide
All 29 Bony books are now being corrected for publication beginning July 2016.
Our official proof reader on this undertaklng is aptly named - Alec English, seen below with his heroic English barge. Publication will occur simultaneously in Australia, the UK and the USA beginning in May. Stay tuned...
All Bony eBooks available now
All 29 Bony books now at Barnes & Noble on NOOK:
All 29 Bony books are available as Kindles on Amazon :
All 29 are available now on iTunes :
All 29 are available on Android here:
Arthur Upfield on Facebook
Fans of Arthur Upfield can now check out an official Facebook page set up by his grandson William Upfield, which already includes several finds from the Bonaparte Holdings author files. Absolutely recommended on this link
Boney Audios out now!
Bolinda have produced three fine unabridged audio books which can be ordered from anywhere in the world. MURDER MUST WAIT ; THE LAKE FROME MONSTER and THE WIDOWS OF BROOME. You can sample each of these and order all Boneys on this link to Bolinda.
Boney Bibliography In Progress
Jan and Bill Ford (pictured below with a box of Scribner editions) are compiling a full bibliography of every variant printing of Arthur Upfield's detective series as published in English. The most unusual side of this project is that they actually seek to have a copy of each of these books. They are currently searching for copies produced by J. Hamilton in England and would like to hear from you. Their contact is firstname.lastname@example.org