LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2018
(November 2018 ACTIVITY)

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WE NEED:

  • TRANSLATORS
  • WRITERS
  • EDITORS
  • PROOFREADERS
  • ILLUSTRATORS
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
  • LAYOUT SPECIALISTS
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS and VIDEO SPECIALISTS
  • 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 11:30 am ET
Saturday, 6 April at 11:30 am ET
Saturday, 6 July at 11:30 am ET
Saturday, 5 October at 11:30 am 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.

NEW PUBLISHING APPROVALS

The WSO Board has authorized the Russian fellowship to print another 1,000 copies of the Russian BRB translation. The fellowship has sold 2,500 copies.

The WSO Board also has authorized design and publication of a new Greek Yellow Workbook (interactive PDF), and also a new German YWB.

LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Literature Evaluation Subcommittee is seeking volunteers to review manuscripts and project ideas submitted from the fellowship.

Sponsorship Working Group met on Saturday, December 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 our website.
  • to work with WSO Committees (Literature, MPS -Membership and Public Service) and anyone else to turn the report’s findings into a reality.

The group is now being led by Justine F. 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, December 1. The outline has been completed, and drafting of chapters has begun. 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). The Literature Development Committee has completed this project as approved ACA WSO literature for distribution. The goal of the flier is to explain ACA to adult children in AA, who may not be familiar with our fellowship.

“Finding Emotional Sobriety” can be copied for ACA meetings or personal use and sharing in 12-step settings. This trifold will be posted on our free literature web page at https://adultchildren.org/literature/free-literature-english-translated/by mid-December.

Ready Set GO!! (RSG). This workshop project was approved at 2018 ABC. In keeping with the Literature Development Policy, this workshop material will soon be available for review. We are completing an edit to provide guidance for both the original multi-meeting (or phone call) model and the one-day workshop model.

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

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.

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.

Free trifolds in English and other languages can be downloaded from our site at https://adultchildren.org/literature/free-literature-english-translated/.

Any ACA member or group downloading free trifolds is asked to kindly make a one-time voluntary 7th Tradition contribution of USD10.00 or more as a token of appreciation for the downloadable trifold service.

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.

COMLINE

The deadline for submissions for the 2019 first quarter issue for 2019 is extended to  December 14. We invite all adult children to share stories of experience, strength, and hope.

We suggest that shares for this issue focus on Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, and 3.

Please email your story along with a completed, signed 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.

To purchase English and translated literature through the WSO storefront, please visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?merchant=A1UOP2JDGT6NQR&fallThrough=1

WSO LITERATURE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT

We are currently reviewing suggestions for new literature and changes to literature. Development, review, design, and publication of new literature is time-consuming; major projects can take years to complete.

Evaluation involves a wide range of ACA members and viewpoints. In proposing new ACA literature, an author should be motivated by service, and surrender any notion of personal ownership.

The WSO Literature Development Policy outlines procedures for submitting a proposal for new literature or to change existing literature. The policy outlines the evaluation, development, and production processes. It 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 November were 63 books. Total sold is 1,867 e-books.

e-BRB

Sales for November were 233 books. Total sold is 16,151 e-books.

a-BRB

Sales for November were 170 a-books sold. Total sold is 5,001 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
New Zealand……………… +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
South Africa………………. +27 87 8250910
Spain………………………… +34 872 50 3171
Sri Lanka…………………… +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