Literature Committee

The Literature Committee is responsible to the WSO board for processing and monitoring all WSO approved literature,including the ComLine, digital and audio books.  Their responsibility includes review and gaining approval of new literature and translated materials.

Check here for the latest Literature Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

August 2016 Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 
AUGUST 2016

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – including enthusiastic teams of volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. 


Global Literature Distribution

We are continuing to focus on outside US literature fulfillment solutions. Our first shipment of inventory is being staged for shipment to the UK for fulfillment by mid-July. Fulfillment will be through Amazon UK. We are also working on a consignment order to Australians. 

Literature Evaluation Subcommittee

The new Literature Evaluation Subcommittee is now formed and in action. The team established small review groups of 2-3 members each to review various literature submissions, and they meet regularly via teleconference. 

ComLine

The 2016 fourth quarter ComLine is in the beginning stage of production. We received 16 stories from adult children around the world, including Australia, Estonia, Hungary, Denmark, and Italy! Thank you to all who sent in their stories and shares.

The focus of each issue follows:  

  • January – March (1st Quarter), Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3
  • April – June (2nd Quarter) Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6
  • July – September (3rd Quarter), Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9
  • October – December (4th Quarter) Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12 

We look for personal stories of experience, strength, and hope. Poems, photographs, and illustrations are also welcome. We especially appreciate shares from adult children from around the world. Please share in the language of your childhood; we will publish your share in your language! 

Previous ComLine issues are downloadable for free from http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

Translations

The Russian BRB is in production. initial layout should be ready for translator review by mid-September. All tri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart have been translated into Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. Prepress (layout, formatting, and quality checks prior to printing) is in process. 

We continue to add new and updated translations to the free literature for download page. See translations available for free download at http://www.adultchildren.org/non-english-literature,

a-BRB

Correction: Sales for July were 102 a-books sold. Total sold is 1,544 a-BRBs.
Sales for August were 88 a-books sold. Total sold is 1,632 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Correction: Sales for July were 258 e-books sold. Total sold is 10,453 e-BRBs.
Sales for August were 233 e-books sold. Total sold is 10,686 e-BRBs.  

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

Strengthening My Recovery is in the mid-stage of production as an e-book. This promises to be a very exciting release! E-pub and MOBI formats should be available for purchase by the end of 2016. 

BRB 10th Anniversary Edition

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the BRB is in production. Basically unchanged from previous printings, it will have an additional section containing the Laundry List, The Other Laundry List, The Flip Side of the Laundry List, and The Flip Side of the Other Laundry List. This edition should be available by the fourth quarter of 2016.

12 Step Workbook Update

The WB update is still in process. Comments and suggestions for updates are currently being reviewed for accuracy and redundancy. 

Miscellaneous

More than 700 emails were traded both domestically and abroad. Emails continue to cover the scope of literature offerings, suggestions for future publications, translations, printing/reprinting of new and existing products, and the international distribution project. 

Our second quarterly meeting of 2016 was held July 17. We discussed literature development and how it fits in with the ACA twelve steps of recovery. 

Sincerely yours in service, 

Larry A., Literature Chair, ACA WSO Trustee

Ines Z., ACA WSO Trustee, Spanish Translation and Group Liaison

Jeffrey P., Chair, European Literature subcommittee

Robin R., Staff

Committee Members

Karen A., Proofreader

Cheryl H., Proofreader, editor

Mardi M. ComLine editor

Patti N., Typesetter

Phyllis R.

Bonnie K-M.

Laura L.

Jennifer B.

Conrad G.

Marietta B.

Shawn D.

Charlie H., Literature Review Subcommittee

Precious, Literature Review Subcommittee

Mary, Literature Review Subcommittee 

Committee Members / Translation Volunteers

Pippi N., Danish Translation Coordinator, Denmark 

Anna J., Polish Translation Contributor/Polish Fellowship, UK 

Christine D., French Translation Contributor, Canada 

Henry G., Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland 

Anna, Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland 

Hannah M., Finnish Translation Contributor, Finland

Hiroko I., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan 

Ines Z., Spanish Translation Contributor, USA 

Keiko D., Japanese Translation Contributor, Japan 

Nastya, Russian Translation Coordinator, Russia 

Christine B., German Translation Contributor, Germany 

Xanthi T., Greek Translation Coordinator, Greece 

Susanne B, Swedish Translation Contributor, Sweden 

Ausra, Latvian Translation Contributor, Latvia 

Atilla, Turkish Translation Coordinator, Turkey

Monia, Italian Translation Coordinator, Italy

Valentina, Italian Translation Contributor, Italy

Alex, Dutch Translation Coordinator, Netherlands, 

Desiree V., Dutch Translation Contributor, Netherlands

Bruno, Portuguese Translator, Brasil/USA

Ongoing Translation Groups

Finnish
Swedish
Lithuanian
Latvian
Danish
Italian
Hungarian
Turkish
Russian
Japanese
Bulgarian
Norwegian
German
Portuguese
Greek
Arabic
Dutch
Polish
Spanish
French
Estonian

From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place. 

July 2016 Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 
JULY 2016

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – including enthusiastic teams of volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: July 2016 Literature Report

June 2016 Literature Committee Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 
JUNE 2016

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – including enthusiastic teams of volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: June 2016 Literature Committee Report

May 2016 Literature Committee Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR MAY 2016
CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!
We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – including an enthusiastic team of volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: May 2016 Literature Committee Report

Modifications to subsequent printings of the Laundry List Workbook

In between printings of Laundry List Workbooks, some small changes were made to the Laundry List Workbooks.  

It has been brought to our attention that some groups noticed the differences between the printings of the Laundry List Workbooks.  We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

Please rest assured that all the same content is in all of the books, save for the one sentence which was inadvertenently dropped in the first printing.  The changes are here.

In point of fact, we added a second copy of the same schematic that appears in the opening pages of the book to the appendices to make it easier for the reader to refer to it as they read the essay that accompanies it in the appendices.  Similarly, we combined into one appendix the accompanying essay that had originally been split into two separate appendices.  The rest of the modifications are typographical in nature including a missing sentence in the essay, "Essentially recovery is a matter of turning that around and just saying "No!"

Because we added a half title page, a second copy of the schematic to the appendix and combined the essay that accompanies it into one, the pagination and the Table of Contents had to be changed as well. 

Publishers only change the "edition" of a book once a substantive change is made to the content. When a book is published, certain changes are spotted and modifications are made without labeling it a "Second Edition".  The modifications we made between printings did not change any of the content of the book and were not substantive.  

One can tell the which printing of the book they are using by reading the numbers on the Copyright Page.  The first number in the series signifies the printing and the last number signifies the year of the printing.  

For example, "1  2  3  4  5  19  18  17 16  15" signifies the first printing in 2015.   The numbers "2  3  4  5  19  18  17 16  15" signifies the second printing also in 2015.
 
 
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

 

Sincerely in Service,

Larry A., Chair, Literature Committee

 

Special Intergroup Discount Store is Open

 

       April 13, 2016

 
Dear Intergroups,

 

 
The ACA WSO Board of Trustees is excited to announce the opening of a special 30% discount store exclusively for registered ACA Intergroups.  More information about the 30% discount can be found in the April 2015 sub-article contained in this article (click read more below).

Read more: Special Intergroup Discount Store is Open

April 2016 Literature Committee Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 
APRIL 2016

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – including an enthusiastic team of volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA.

Local Literature Distribution Network We now offer a 30% discount price plant for ACA literature – this discount is exclusively for registered ACA Intergroups. This discount will allow ACA Intergroups to service their local groups’ literature needs while providing the Intergroups an opportunity to generate a small revenue stream to fund outreach efforts and their operations. It will also hopefully attract newcomers to the meetings where they can buy literature inexpensively, and possibly be inspired to stay for a meeting. It may also help reduce the number of small orders received by the Literature Distribution Center. We will have winners all around!

Read more: April 2016 Literature Committee Report

March 2016 Literature Committee Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT
FOR
MARCH 2016 

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! TRANSLATORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. Currently we are looking for stories of experience, strength, and hope to publish in the ComLine newsletter. We would especially appreciate shares from adult children from around the world. Please share in the language of your childhood; we will publish your share in your language.

 

Read more: March 2016 Literature Committee Report

February 2016 Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT 

FOR 

FEBRUARY 2016

CALL FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS! WRITERS, EDITORS, PROOFREADERS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, LAYOUT SPECIALISTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED!

We have a lot of exciting projects in the works – and are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of ACA. Currently we are looking for stories of experience, strength, and hope to publish in the ComLine newsletter. We would especially appreciate shares from adult children from around the world. Please share in the language of your childhood; we will publish your share in your language. 

 

ComLine

The 2nd Quarter ComLine is now in production, and we are accepting submissions for the 3rd Quarter 2016 issue; this covers July, August, and September. All submissions for the 3nd Quarter issue should be submitted by May 31, 2016. 

Previous ComLine issues are downloadable for free from http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

 

The Laundry Lists Workbook

Fellowship interest in The Laundry Lists Workbook is strong, and this book is now in its third printing. 

Read more: February 2016 Literature Report

Subcategories

  • Literature Review

    The WSO periodically posts new literature for review and comment by the fellowship.  Check here for the latest items available.  Note: these documents are available for fellowship review purposes only, are subject to update pending approval, and are not yet available for download and use within ACA meetings. 

  • Literature Committee Meeting