September Literature Report


We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA Literature. Current projects include the writing and production of the ComLine newsletter, which is currently being published quarterly; rolling out H&I Guidelines, Intergroup Guidelines, the “To The Beginner in All of Us” trifold, along with a constant stream of international translation efforts.  

If you wish to do service from a space of love, please contact the Literature Committee by using the “Contact Us” link on the website. 

Literature Offerings for Fellowship Review

To the Beginner in All of Us: This trifold will be available for review mid-July through mid-October. 

Twelve Steps of Adult Children Steps Workbook literature update: Fellowship request that Steps Six through Twelve be expanded with additional questions and exercises. 

Please submit suggestions for additional questions for Steps Six through Twelve of the Twelve Steps Workbook to [email protected].

Best Practices Offerings for Fellowship Review

The Downers Grove Noontime Meeting (IL 193) offers Ready, Set, GO!! as an orientation/introduction for those who wish to take the ACA Twelve Steps over a four-week period.  The WSO is not responsible for any copyright infringement, if any, exercised by the offering group/authors. 

The fellowship is invited to use this literature “as is”. The Literature Committee encourages comments to forward or enhance this project, consistent with the objective of sharing the message of ACA recovery.

Review Ready, Set, GO!! at


The Special Issue ABC 2015 ComLine is available as a free download from the shopping cart. Production on the 4th Quarter 2015 ComLine is complete, and this issue will be available soon. 

We are now accepting submissions for the 1st Quarter 2016 issue, which covers January, February, and March. All submissions for the 1st Quarter issue should be sent in by November 1. 

Though primary focus for the 1st Quarter issue is on Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3, all shares, stories, poems reflecting experience, strength, and hope are welcome! Be sure to include a copyright release form with your story or artwork. A copyright release form can be downloaded from our website at Thank you to all who have submitted their stories of experience, strength, and hope for this and future ComLine issues. 

Audio BRB

Sales for September were 100 a-books sold. All tolled, we have sold 597 a-BRBs. 


Sales for September were 200 e-books sold.  All tolled, we have sold 8,468 e-BRBs. 


All trifolds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are being translated into the following languages:

  • Danish
  • Spanish-International
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Latvian
  • German

Danish, Spanish, and Finnish are being done first; with other languages to follow. Literature offered for free on our site is being translated into Latvian and Russian. 


  • Nearly 600 emails were traded both domestically and abroad. Emails continue to cover the real of literature offerings, suggestions for future publications, translations, and printing / reprinting of new and existing products, digital offerings, and the international distribution project. 
  • As existing stock of literature is exhausted, where applicable:
    • Updates reflecting the 11th Tradition revision have been implemented in the next printings of the BRB and WB.
    • Updates to include attribute to AA for use and adaptation of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions have been implemented in the next printings of the BRB and WB, and are being incrementally implemented in the free literature offered on the web site
    • Updates to show the Laundry List, The Other Laundry List, and their flip sides will be implemented. Translators have been contacted regarding this work, and the English versions of the Laundry Lists are posted as free literature on the web site.

Sincerely yours in service,

Larry A., Literature Chair, ACA WSO Trustee

Ines, Z., ACA WSO Trustee, Spanish Translation and Group Liaison

Robin R., Staff


From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.


Committee Members

Karen A., Proofreader

Cheryl H., Proofreader

Patti H., Proofreader

Phyllis R., ComLine

Bonnie K-M., ComLine

Mardi M., ComLine

Laura L., ComLine

Jennifer B., ComLine

Conrad G., ComLine

Marty M., ComLine

Shawn D., Copyrights Coordinator

Translation Volunteers

Anna J., Polish Translation Contributor/Polish Fellowship, UK

Christine D, French Translation Contributor, Canada

Henry G., Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland

Anna, Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland

Hiroko I., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan

Ines Z., Spanish Translation Contributor, USA

Keiko D., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan

Nastya, Russian Translation Coordinator, Russia

Stefan B., German Translation Contributor, Germany

Xanthi T., Greek Translation Contributor, Greece

Susanne B, Swedish Translation Contributor, Sweden

Ausra, Latvian Translation Contributor, Latvia