LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2018
(October 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.

Past Literature Committee meeting information is at https://acawso.org/category/literature-committee/

2019 Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting Dates are as follows:

Saturday, 5 January at noon ET
Saturday, 6 April at noon ET
Saturday, 6 July at noon ET
Saturday, 5 October at noon ET

LITERATURE COMMITTEE NEW CONFERENCE CALL IN NUMBER

Dial in number: +1 (605) 472-5624
Access code: 292308#

A list of international dial in numbers is at the end of this report.

LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee.

Sponsorship Working Group held their meeting on Saturday, October 6. 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.

To join this group, please send an email to litstaff@adultchildren.org.

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 is 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/

The yellow workbook for the Russian fellowship is now in production.

Our free literature page includes 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 trifold 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.

Free downloadable literature can be copied for ACA meetings or personal use.

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

COMLINE

The fourth quarter ComLine is published. This issue’s focus is on Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12. Read and download the latest issue for free at https://adultchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_4_Q_ComLine_Final.pdf.

The first quarter issue for 2019 will be published January 1. We invite all adult children to share stories of experience, strength, and hope. Please email your story along with a completed, signed Copyright Release Formto litstaff@adultchildren.org. Submissions for the January issue are due December 1, 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.

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 October were 87 books. Total sold is 18,047 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for October were 240 books. Total sold is 15,918 e-books.

a-BRB

Sales for October were 198 a-books sold. Total sold is 4,831 audio books.

Sincerely yours in service,

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

 

INTERNATIONAL DIAL IN NUMBERS FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Below is a list of local in-country dial-in numbers from around the world.
The access code for all numbers is 292308#

Afghanistan……………….. +93 72 9890508
Albania……………………… +355 4 4541723
Algeria……………………… +213 98 221 0509
Argentina………………….. +54 115219-0362
Australia……………………. +61 2 61949930
Austria……………………… +43 12650553
Bahrain…………………….. +973 65009168
Belgium…………………….. +32 2 792 0270
Brazil………………………… +55 173042-1802
Bulgaria…………………….. +359 2 4952670
Cambodia………………….. +855 96 6967930
Chile………………………… +56 2 32109970
Colombia…………………… +57 42040708
Costa Rica…………………. +506 40010250
Croatia……………………… +385 1 7757271
Cyprus……………………… +357 77788741
Czech……………………….. +420 225 989145
Denmark…………………… +45 93 75 4150
Dominican Republic…….. +1829-239-8019
Estonia……………………… +372 6346170
Finland……………………… +358 931587216
France………………………. +33 7 55 51 1828
Georgia…………………….. +995 706 777592
Germany…………………… +49 22198203452
Greece……………………… +30 21 03002709
Guatemala………………… +502 24581461
Hungary……………………. +36 1 3237110
Iceland……………………… +354 6329700
India………………………… +91 172 5199258
Ireland……………………… +353 1 9079734
Israel………………………… +97255-966-1131
Italy…………………………. +39 051 0920304
Japan……………………….. +813-5050-5117
Kenya………………………. +254 207653312
Kosovo……………………… +383 38 413970
Latvia……………………….. +371 67 660664
Lithuania…………………… +370 5 2080624
Luxembourg………………. +352 20 30 1664
Malawi……………………… +265 212 342002
Malaysia……………………. +60 11-11460091
Malta……………………….. +356 20310014
Mexico……………………… +52 899 2747432
Monaco……………………. +377 93 10 8206
Netherlands………………. +31 97 05 5001815
NewZealand……………… +64 9-2807950
Nigeria……………………… +234 1 2278508
Norway…………………….. +47 52 90 0678
Panama…………………….. +507833-6994
Poland……………………… +48 22 263 9736
Portugal……………………. +351 21 1143172
Romania……………………. +40 31 7807071
Russian Federation……… +7 812383-96-34
Serbia………………………. +381 677892813
Singapore………………….. +65 31389200
Slovakia…………………….. +421 2/333 25221
Slovenia……………………. +386 3 828 0611
SouthAfrica………………. +27 87 8250910
Spain………………………… +34 872 50 3171
SriLanka…………………… +94115 896985
Sweden……………………. +46 8 420 02030
Switzerland……………….. +41 44 513 3038
Tanzania……………………. +255 41 1201052
Turkey……………………… +90 212 988 1791
Ukraine…………………….. +380 89 3240659
United Arab Emirates….. +971 600521250
United Kingdom…………. +44 330 9981320
United States…………….. +1605-472-5624