LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2018
(JULY 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 litstaff@adultchildren.org.

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.

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

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

Meeting notes and recording are at https://acawso.org/2018/07/06/aca-literature-committee-quarterly-call-july-7-please-join-us/

2018 Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting Dates:

  • Saturday, January 6
  • Saturday, April 7
  • Saturday, July 7
  • Saturday, October 6 at 12:00 Eastern Time

LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee.

The Little Big Red Book (LBRB) project is in progress. The most recent meeting was held on Saturday, August 4. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 1. 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 litstaff@adultchildren.org.

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

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

The yellow workbook for our Greek fellowship is now in production. We now offer Greek meditation of the day from Strengthening My Recoveryat http://acawsoec.com/Greece/

Led by Majbrit M, translation subcommittees are contacting each other to develop a best practices model for a systematic approach to translating WSO literature. For example, we find that it is best for translators to work with the support of an intergroup.

COMLINE

The third quarter ComLineis published. This issue’s focus is on Steps 8, 9, 10 and Traditions 8, 9, 10. Read and download the latest issue for free at http://www.adultchildren.org/uploads/all/2018_3_Q_ComLine_final.pdf

We are now accepting submissions for the fourth quarter issue, which will be published October 1. Please send your story of experience, strength, and hope to litstaff@adultchildren.org by August 31, 2018.

For more information and to find out how to share your experience, strength, and hope, see 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

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/.

STRENGTHENING MY RECOVERY EBOOK

E-book sales for July were 90 books. Total sold is 1,557 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for July were 246 books. Total sold is 15,517 e-books.

a-BRB

Sales for June were 246 a-books sold. Total sold is 4,425 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