NEWS : KEEPING THE BALL ALIVE KICK STARTER PROGRAM : 30 YEARS OF STERN PINBALL : JULY 2020 : BOOK IS COMPLETE AND SENT TO THE PRINTER
Hello Kickstarter Backers!
We are SO excited to tell you that after this long and arduous journey the book is FINALLY complete and has been sent to the printer!
Early this year we thought the book was done and sent out a couple copies for people to test read, then sent it to Stern to fact check and provide final approval.
Little did we know that Gary Stern had not yet read much of the book. When we told him we were going to print, he realized that this is the documentation of his legacy and that if he didn’t spend the time to get it right, it would forever be recorded wrong.
So we began a long process of editing the entire book over, this time with the participation of both Gary and George Gomez. Each took deep dives into the text, into their memories, into their photo albums. It took a lot of time, but what we have now is a MUCH more developed story, full of personal details, and we were able to add over a dozen new photos to the history section of the book. Some of those stories that most pinball enthusiasts know are sort of “half-truths”, so we are hopefully filling in some of those gaps now.
We are so grateful for everyone’s patience through this process. We know the road has been long, but we are almost to the end. The printer has it now and is doing their own review for printing purposes. After it is approved for printing they will set a date for the printing and the shipping, and we will let you know as soon as we find out what those are.
We expect to be updating again in the next 2 weeks!
Thank you again for all of your patience, we are so excited to get to this point!
Dameon, Joe, and the Paperflock team