LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR JUNE 2018
(MAY 2018 ACTIVITY)
CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WE NEED:
- 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. The last meeting was held on Saturday. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 7. 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. In keeping with the Literature Development Policy, this trifold is 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 August 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.
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.
Plans are underway to create the yellow workbook for our Greek fellowship.
Led by Majbrit M, translation subcommittees are contacting each other to develop a best practices model for a systematic approach to translating WSO literature.
The third quarter ComLineis now in production This issue’s focus is on Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9, and will be published online by July 2.
We are now accepting submissions for the fourth quarter. Please send your story of experience, strength, and hope to [email protected] by August 31, 2018.
ComLine digital 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.
The ACA message of recovery is now available in International and Castilian Spanish! It is the second-most spoken language in the world, and it is estimated that more than 437 million speak Spanish as the language of their childhood.
To purchase English and translated literature through the WSO store front, please visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?merchant=A1UOP2JDGT6NQR&fallThrough=1
STRENGTHENING MY RECOVERY EBOOK
E-book sales for May were 71 books. Total sold is 1,406 e-books.
Sales for May were 237 books. Total sold is 15,056 e-books.
Sales for May were 158 a-books sold. Total sold is 4,056 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