LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR JUNE 2019
(MAY 2019 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

The quarterly Literature Committee call is held 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/

The next Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting is Saturday, 6 July at 11:30 am Eastern US. Starting in July, the Literature quarterly call will be available by internet or telephone.

Call-in Information

Internet audio and video: https://zoom.us/j/4906176719

Meeting ID: 490 617 6719.

US/Canada telephone audio: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 669 900 6833

Recordings and notes from recent meetings:

Saturday, 5 January: https://acawso.org/2019/01/03/literature-committee-quarterly-meeting-january-5-2019/

Saturday, 6 April: https://fccdl.in/wO6EC4w6rp

LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

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

The Sponsorship Working Group is meeting on the first Saturday of each month. 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 Getting Started introductory text is in progress. The development team meets monthly on the first Saturday at 1 pm eastern US. The outline has been completed, and the drafting of chapters is progressing. This group is being led by Charlie H.

The Loving Parent Workbook (LPW) project is in progress. The project is currently not accepting volunteers. The group leader is Bonnie M.

The ACA Bill of Rights subcommittee is in reviewing material to develop an ACA Bill of Rights for consideration as fellowship-approved literature. This is an important document, as many adult children approach life from a “less than” position. This group meets on the third Saturday of each month, at 11:30 am eastern US. The group is led by Rich R.

Ready Set GO!! (RSG). This workshop project was approved at 2018 ABC. Preliminary sample design pages incorporating telephone and one-day sessions are complete.

In keeping with the Literature Development Policy, this workshop material will soon be available for review. Final author edits and developments are complete. This book is ready to go into pre-production and design.

Approved design will be implemented in formatting the book.

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

A new Danish translation of Strengthening My Recovery, ACA’s daily meditation book, has been published and is being distributed. Our congratulations to the Denmark service committee.

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 European Committee has begun a call on the first Saturday of odd-numbered months that focuses on translators’ needs.

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

Our next regular issue will be published on July 1, 2019. Traditionally, shares typically cover Steps 5, 6, 7 and Promises 5, 6, 7. However, all recovery-related shares are welcome.

Deadlines for submissions is June 9, 2019. Shares should be 250-300 words.

April issue of the ComLine is now available!

We also have the ComLine in Russian! See the latest translation at  https://adultchildren.ru/lit/wso/comline/2019-q2/

The ComLine is our quarterly publication where members from around the world share their experience, strength, and hope on the 12 Steps, Traditions, and Promises of ACA. To view current and back issues, please visit the ACA ComLine web page at https://adultchildren.org/literature/comline/.

Please email your story along with a scan of the completed, signed ComLine 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.

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 are 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 E-book

Sales for May were 60 books. Total sold is 2,171 e-books.

BRB E-book

Sales for May were 279 e-books. Total sold is 17,505 e-books.

BRB Audio Book

Sales for May were 188 a-books sold. Total sold is 5,913 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
Mardi M., Editor, ComLine