LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
(AUGUST 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.

Sponsorship Working Group held their first call on Saturday, September 1. The goals of this group are:

  • to explore issues related to the mentoring and sponsorship of recovering adult children,
  • to deliver a report and action plan to WSO Board and ABC by March 15, 2019, and for posting on website.
  • to work with WSO Committees (Literature, MPS -Membership and Public Service) and anyone else to turn the report’s findings into a reality. This group is being led by Barb N.

The Little Big Red Book (LBRB) project is in progress. The most recent meeting was held on Saturday, September 1. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 6. 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 at https://acawso.org/2018/04/07/new-literature-for-fellowship-review-finding-emotional-sobriety-trifold/. The review period for this piece is now closed. The Literature Development Committee will work on completing this project as approved ACA WSO literature for distribution.

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.

With guidance from 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.

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

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

We also updated our free literature page to include several new translations. To further ACA’s worldwide outreach, we offer all ACA Trifolds as a free download. In addition, the WSO stands committed to supporting the translation of ACA literature into the many languages across the world. Combined, we trust this effort will allow ACA’s hopeful message reach more adult children around the world.

Any ACA member or group downloading free trifolds is asked to kindly make a one-time voluntary 7th Tradition contribution as a token of appreciation for the downloadable tri fold service of $10.00 or more.

If you choose to make a one-time voluntary contribution, please include a note letting us know that the contribution is made by a grateful member for this download trifold service. In either event, we graciously thank you for your support and help in carrying the ACA message.

See English and translated literature at https://adultchildren.org/literature/free-literature-english-translated/.

Make your contribution online at https://shop.adultchildren.org/collections/contribute.

COMLINE

The third quarter ComLine is 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

The fourth quarter issue will be published October 1. We invite all adult children to share stories of experience, strength, and hope. Please email your story along with a completed Copyright Release Form to litstaff@adultchildren.org.

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

Sales for August were 82 books. Total sold is 1,639 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for August were 306 books. Total sold is 15,463 e-books.

a-BRB

Sales for August were 208 a-books sold. Total sold is 4,633 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