Literature Committee Report for October 2017
(September 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 who are helping shape the future of ACA.
Literature Development Subcommittee
Our second volunteer organizing call was held on Saturday, September 30. During this meeting, we reviewed vision and project priorities, and identified project teams. Tamara P. used screen-sharing to demonstrate how the online collaboration tool Trello can be used to organize projects into boards, showing how to see:
- projects in progress
- who is assigned to a particular project
- where the project is in the development process
We also discussed a tentative start-up process for the project teams so that the groups’ members will be prepared and know what to expect when holding the first development meetings for their projects. To hear the recording of this meeting, visit https://fccdl.in/5hti3rPy9.
The 4th quarter 2017 ComLine is published, and now we are accepting submissions for 2018! The themes for the 1st quarter are Steps and Traditions, 1, 2 and 3. We look for personal stories of experience, strength, and hope. Remember, we are also looking for poetry and artwork!
Send your submissions to [email protected] by Thursday, November 30. Please include both pages of the release form found on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.
The focus of each issue follows:
- January – March (1st Quarter), Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3
Target due date for submissions is November 30
- April – June (2nd Quarter), Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6
Target due date for submissions is February 28
- July –September (3rd Quarter), Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9
Target due date for submissions is May 31
- October –December (4th Quarter), Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12
Target due date for submissions is August 31
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
The Castilian (Spanish for Spain BRB) translation was presented at the EU Madrid conference in September 2017.
Production of Russian BRB is complete. Thank you to all the adult children in Russia and around the world who worked so diligently to make this book a reality.
Production of Russian BRB is nearly complete. Thank you to all the adult children in Russia and around the world who worked so diligently to make this book a reality.
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.
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:
Strengthening My Recovery e-book
E-book sales for August were 54 books. Total sold is 920 e-books.
Sales for August were 176 e-books sold. Total sold is 13,473 e-BRBs.
Audio BRB sales for August were 109 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,804 a-BRBs.
Approximately 700 emails and Slack messages were traded both domestically and abroad. Correspondence covers 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 meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 5, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. This meeting is open to the public.
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 Volunteers
Mardi M., ComLine editor
Pamela S., Desktop Publishing
Karen A., Proofreader
Karen V.-E., Proofreader
Phyllis R., Proofreader
Pippi N., Danish Translation Coordinator, Denmark
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