LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2017 
(July 2017 Activity)

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works, and are grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers that are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Literature Development Subcommittee

The Literature Development Subcommittee Volunteer Orientation meeting, held July 29, was a resounding success. Discussion topics included developing structure and format for evaluation and development of WSO literature, and a briefing on four future literature projects that require volunteer assistance. We also discussed introduction procedures for future participation. Nearly 30 volunteers joined the call.

It is not too late to join the Literature Development volunteer team. Our next volunteer meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern Time. Please note the new call-in number and access code for this meeting: 

+1 515-604-9640
PIN 761909#

International dial-in numbers for 61 countries are listed at the end of this document. 

ComLine

The special annual ABC 2017 issue is complete and available for download. The 3rd quarter 2017 issue is also complete and available for download. 

 

We are currently accepting submissions for the 4th quarter 2017 ComLine. Submissions are due by August 31, 2017, and online publication is scheduled for October 1. The themes for the 4th quarter are Steps and Traditions, 10, 11 and 12. We look for personal stories of experience, strength, and hope. Remember, we are also looking for poetry and artwork!

 

Send your submissions to litstaff@adultchildren.org. Please include both pages of the release form found on http://www.adultchildren.org/comline

The focus of each issue follows: 

  • January –March (1st Quarter), Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3
  • April –June (2nd Quarter) Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6
  • July –September (3rd Quarter), Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9
  • October –December (4th Quarter) Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12 

We especially appreciate shares from adult children from around the world. Please share in the language of your childhood; we will publish your share in your language.

Previous ComLine issues are downloadable for free from http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

 

Translations

The Castilian (Spanish for Spain BRB) translation is complete, and the BRB print version is in pre-production. We anticipate having the printed version ready for distribution and presentation at the EU Madrid conference in September 2017. 

 

Production of Russian BRB is with Russia for completion and distribution. 

 

All tri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are translated to Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. Finnish is currently in preproduction; Spanish trifolds are in the vetting process prior to upload. 

 

We continue to add new and updated translations to the free literature for download page. All languages will be available for free as layout on them is completed. Free downloads are on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/non-english-literature.

Strengthening My Recovery

Greek translation layout is complete, and is being reviewed by the Greek translation team prior to printing. The Spanish translation is ready for linguistic review, after which layout can commence. 

Literature Development subcommittee

  • Developing structure and format for evaluation and development of WSO literature.  
  • Orientation call with new volunteers to brief on future plans and introduce procedure for future participation. 

International Distribution Project 

Our account with Amazon in the UK is now verified, which allows us to begin offering books through amazon.co.uk. Addresses in the United Kingdom, German, Spain, France, and Italy can receive our books without having to pay international shipping costs from the US. 

 

To purchase through the WSO store front, visit:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?merchant=A1UOP2JDGT6NQR&fallThrough=1

 

12 Step Workbook Update

The period for receiving comments and suggestions for updates to the workbook is now closed. The literature review subcommittee will review comments/suggestions for accuracy and redundancy, with the goal of making the updated book a top publication priority. 

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for June were 91 books. Total sold is 800 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for June were 250 e-books sold. Total sold is 13,076 e-BRBs.

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales for June were 110 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,567 a-BRBs.

Miscellaneous

More than 600 emails were traded both domestically and abroad. Emails to cover the scope of literature development and evaluation, new literature offerings, suggestions for future publications and updates, translations, printing / reprinting of new and existing products, digital offerings.

 

Our next quarterly Literature Committee(s) meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

 

Sincerely yours in service,

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee

Jeffrey F., Chair, European Literature subcommittee

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development subcommittee

Majbrit M., Chair, Translation subcommittee

David McB., Chair, Business Operations subcommittee

Robin R., Staff

Literature Committee Members

Mardi M., ComLine editor
Patti N., Typesetter
Cheryl H., Proofreader, editor
Karen A., Proofreader
Ellen, Proofreader
Phyllis R., Proofreader
Laura L.
Jennifer B.
Conrad G.
Marietta B.
Shawn D.
Bonnie K-M.
Carole C.
Greg R.
Marthy L.
Mary B.

Translation Volunteers
Pippi N., Danish Translation Coordinator, Denmark
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
Hannah M., Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland
Hiroko I., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan
Ines Z., Spanish Translation Contributor, USA
Keiko D., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan
Igor, Russian Translation Coordinator, Russia
Christine B., German Translation Contributor, Germany
Xanthi T., Greek Translation Coordinator, Greece
Susanne B, Swedish Translation Contributor, Sweden
Ausra, Latvian Translation Contributor, Latvia
Atilla, Turkish Translation Coordinator, Turkey
Monia, Italian Translation Coordinator, Italy
Valentina, Italian Translation Contributor, Italy
Alex, Dutch Translation Coordinator, Netherlands,
Desiree V., Dutch Translation Contributor, Netherlands
Bruno, Portuguese Translator, Brasil/USA

Ongoing Translation Groups

Russian

German

Dutch

 

Japanese

Portuguese

Polish

 

Estonian

Greek

Spanish

 

Norwegian

Arabic

French

 

International Phone Information for Literature Development Calls

Access Code: 761909

Connect across the globe with a local in-country dial-in number from any of the 61 countries listed below.

 

Afghanistan +93 72 989 0511

Albania +355 4 454 1702

Algeria +213 98 221 05 06

Argentina +54 351 569-7183

Australia +61 2 8077 0505

Austria +43 1 2650524

Bahrain +973 6500 9132

Belgium +32 3 294 11 50

Brazil +55 11 3042-5274

Bulgaria +359 2 495 1701

Cambodia +855 96 696 7824

Chile +56 2 3210 9930

Colombia +57 6 7334210

Costa Rica +506 4090 1321

Croatia +385 1 8000 111

Cyprus +357 77 788680

Czech +420 225 852 073

Denmark +45 78 73 09 24

Dominican Republic +1 829-239-8018

Estonia +372 614 8084

Finland +358 9 74791024

France +33 7 55 51 18 10

Georgia +995 706 777 574

Germany +49 209 88294434

Guatemala +502 2458 1444

Hungary +36 1 999 0124

Iceland +354 539 0344

India +91 7400 130 747

Ireland +353 1 907 9713

Israel +972 55-966-1090

Italy +39 051 092 0294

Japan +81 3-5050-5104

Kenya +254 20 7653264

Kosovo +381 38 413915

Latvia +371 67 660 181

Lithuania +370 661 05771

Luxembourg +352 20 30 12 21

Malaysia +60 11-1146 0061

Mexico +52 899 274 8593

Netherlands +31 6 35205051

New Zealand +64 6-928 7533

Nigeria +234 1 440 5022

Norway +47 56 90 10 23

Pakistan +92 21 37132320

Panama +507 833-6506

Poland +48 22 116 85 44

Portugal +351 21 114 3152

Romania +40 31 780 7042

Russian Federation +7 499 371-07-20

Slovakia +421 55/230 45 33

Slovenia +386 1 828 03 34

South Africa +27 87 825 0144

South Korea +82 70-7737-3403

Spain +34 857 80 11 14

Sweden +46 8 124 108 01

Switzerland +41 44 595 90 32

Tanzania +255 41 120 1010

Turkey +90 212 988 1754

Ukraine +380 94 710 5584

United Kingdom +44 330 998 1256

United States +1 515-604-9640