LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR MAY 2018
(APRIL 2018 ACTIVITY)

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WE NEED:

  • TRANSLATORS
  • WRITERS
  • EDITORS
  • PROOFREADERS
  • ILLUSTRATORS
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
  • LAYOUT SPECIALISTS
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS and VIDEO SPECALISTS
  • AND OTHER TALENTS!

We have several exciting projects in the works and are grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. To volunteer, or to learn more, email [email protected].

WSO LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT POLICY

We have redrafted the WSO Literature Development Policy. The new policy outlines procedures for submitting a new or change literature proposal, the evaluation, development, and production processes, and provides criteria guidelines for members considering a proposal, as well as a timetable estimate. The literature development policy can be found at https://acawso.org/2018/03/13/wso-literature-development-policy/.

LITERATURE COMMITTEE QUARTERLY MEETING

We have re-established the quarterly Literature Committee call schedule going forward for the first Saturday of each quarter at 11:30 a.m. eastern US.

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee, led our second quarterly 2018 call on April 7.

The date for our third quarterly 2018 Literature Committee Meeting is Saturday, July 7 at 12:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Conference dial-in number: +1 (712) 775-7085
Participant access code: 690690#

2018 Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting Dates:

  • Saturday, January 6
  • Saturday, April 7
  • Saturday, July 7
  • Saturday, October 6

LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee.

Initial conversations for each project development covered needs and strategy. After needs and strategy for a project are determined, members who still want to participate must send their completed, signed Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to the project development. 

A nondisclosure agreement can be downloaded from http://www.repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/ACAWSO_NonDisclosure_.pdf.

The Little Big Red Book (LBRB) project is in progress, with the next meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 2. This group is being led by Charlie H.

The Loving Parent Workbook (LPW) project is in progress. The project is currently not accepting new volunteers. This group is being led by Bonnie M.

Finding Emotional Sobriety (Welcome to Other 12-Step Fellowships). This trifold was approved at 2018 ABC. It will be available for Fellowship Review by August 1. In keeping with the Literature Development Policy, this trifold will  posted for Fellowship Review at https://acawso.org/2018/04/07/new-literature-for-fellowship-review-finding-emotional-sobriety-trifold/ until August 31, 2018. Please send comments to [email protected].

Ready, Set, GO!! (RSG). This workshop project was approved at 2018 ABC. In keeping with Literature Development Policy, this workshop material will be available for review for a three month period.

Ready, Set, GO!!  will available for Fellowship Review by July 1.

Please be aware that to participate in any Literature Development Subcommittee project, we must have received your completed, signed Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to the project launch. A nondisclosure agreement can be downloaded from http://www.repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/ACAWSO_NonDisclosure_.pdf.

Information on Literature Development Subcommittee projects and activities can be found at http://www.repository.adultchildren.org/literature-committee/literature-development-subcommittee.

TRANSLATIONS

International demand for literature is growing. Several groups are translating core literature into the languages of their childhood.

The Russian BRB, the Finnish yellow workbook, and the Spanish yellow workbook are all in their second printing. The Russian translation team are currently translating the yellow workbook.

The Dutch translation committee are translating the BRB and other materials into Dutch.

Led by Majbrit M, translation subcommittees are contacting each other to develop a best practices model for a systematic approach to translating WSO literature.

COMLINE

We are now accepting submissions for the third quarter ComLine. This issue’s focus is on Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9.

Please send your story of experience, strength, and hope to [email protected] by May 31, 2018.

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

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PROJECT

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

STRENGTHENING MY RECOVERY EBOOK

E-book sales for April were 68 books. Total sold is 1,335 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for April were 68 books. Total sold is 14,819 e-books.

a-BRB

Sales for April were 152 a-books sold. Total sold is 3,887 audio books.

Sincerely yours in service,

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee
Robin R., Literature Committee Staff
Majbrit M., Chair, Translation Subcommittee
Jeffrey F., Chair, International Literature Subcommittee
Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee
David McB., Chair, Business Operations Subcommittee