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Tintin in the Congo: Egmont to cease publication of the book

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#31 · Posted: 6 Sep 2017 16:51
According to Richard's last post in this thread, of the 28th October 2016, he had a date of the 30th of November 2016 for release - did you find something that says it was delayed?
Confusingly, Amazon's publication details for the book gives a release date of the 27th of October 2016, which was the day before Richard's post, so we may be able to rule that one out too!
#32 · Posted: 7 Sep 2017 01:46 · Edited by: snowybella
did you find something that says it was delayed?

Unfourtunately I've lost the original email from the Tintin Shop, so now I'm actually unsure if it was January or December 2016...
#33 · Posted: Today 01:32
Ten days and 10 months have passed, and we finally have the answer!

I took my Tintin in the Congo off the shelf after a while, and, remembering this discussion, I checked the first page. Beneath the foreword, it says "Depot legal : octobre 2016", and then a group of numbers I don't understand.

So here is our answer - one can guess the book was printed sometime in October 2016.
#34 · Posted: Today 08:57
one can guess the book was printed sometime in October 2016

While that may be true, that's a leap to make - the "depot legal" is just when a copy of the book was placed in a designated copyright library; the numbers will be a reference for cataloguing that the dposit has been made.
I don't know if the date bears any relationship to printing, or even publication, but if in this case it does, it could just as easily be coincidence.

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