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.

November 2016 Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 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: November 2016 Literature Report

November 2016 Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 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

Our first shipment of inventory is in Great Britain. Fulfillment will be through Amazon UK. We are also working on a consignment order to Australia.  

Literature Evaluation Subcommittee

The new Literature Evaluation Subcommittee is now formed and in action. The team establishes small ad hoc review groups of 2-3 members to review various literature submissions. They meet regularly via teleconference. During this past quarter, subcommittee reviewed five submissions comprising four trifolds and one workbook. Their recommendations were voted on during the quarterly Literature Committee meeting on October 9.

  • ABC delegates trifold – unanimous agreement that trifold is not an appropriate means of delivery for this item; suggest a downloadable PDF that can be posted on WSO site and emailed to ABC delegates with their registration materials.
  • “Honey, You’re Doing Just Fine” as official ACA slogan – subcommittee determined this is not literature, and is outside the scope of Literature Subcommittee review. None of the members supported adoption of this as a slogan, and suggest that the Literature Committee remove this proposal from the Literature Queue. 
  • “Meeting Format” trifold – this piece was declined as it is duplicative. 
  • “Beary Cute Bears” – this proposal is now being considered as merchandise and not as literature. Recommend that this be evaluated in some other context other than literature. 
  • “Ready, Set, GO!!” – unanimously recommend that this be returned to authors for further development. 

ComLine

We are currently accepting submissions for the 1st Quarter 2017 ComLine. Closing date for submissions is November 30. 

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

Layout of the Russian BRB complete; it is undergoing a quality check prior to linguistic/translator review. Alltri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are translated to Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. Prepress (layout, formatting, and quality checks prior to publishing, both online and print) is in process. We also have translations from Greece, Sweden, and Italy to layout for distribution. Spanish BRB files are collected for linguistic review prior to layout. 

We continue to add new and updated translations to the free literature for download page. All trifolds in all languages are scheduled for adition to our free literature page. Free downloads are on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/non-english-literature,

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for October were 104 books. Total sold is 113 books. 

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales sales for October were 88 a-books sold. Total sold is 1,815 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Sales for October were 230 e-books sold. Total sold is 11,123 e-BRBs.  

BRB 10th Anniversary Edition

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the BRB is being printed, and we expect to receive it in our distribution center the second or third week of November. 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 600 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, digital offerings, and the international distribution project. 

Our next quarterly Literature Committee(s) meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 15, 2017, with a guest speaker who is conversant in trauma and recovery. For information on how to attend this meeting, please visit our repository site at http://www.repository.adultchildren.org

Sincerely yours in service, 

Charlie H., Co-Chair, Literature Committee

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. 

November 2016 Literature Rept

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 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

Our first shipment of inventory is in Great Britain. Fulfillment will be through Amazon UK. We are also working on a consignment order to Australia.  

Literature Evaluation Subcommittee

The new Literature Evaluation Subcommittee is now formed and in action. The team establishes small ad hoc review groups of 2-3 members to review various literature submissions. They meet regularly via teleconference.

ComLine

The 1st Quarter 2017 ComLine is in production, and is scheduled for publication the first week of January. We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Quarter 2017 ComLine; submissions are due by March 1, 2016. . 

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

Layout of the Russian BRB complete; it is undergoing a quality check and revisions prior to linguistic/translator review. Swedish Newcomer booklet is complete and ready for press. Castilian Spanish BRB is undergoing linguistic review; we anticipate offering it as an e-book in January. International Spanish BRB is being prepared for press, to be completed by January. Alltri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are translated to Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. Prepress (layout, formatting, and quality checks prior to publishing, both online and print) is in process. We also have translations from Greece, Sweden, and Italy to layout for distribution. 

We continue to add new and updated translations to the free literature for download page. All trifolds in all English LTR and A4 are with the website developers for addition to our free literature page. All languages will be available for free as they are completed. Free downloads are on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/non-english-literature,

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for October were 74 books. Total sold is 187 books. 

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales sales for October were 80 a-books sold. Total sold is 1,876 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Sales for October were 181 e-books sold. Total sold is 11,304 e-BRBs.  

BRB 10th Anniversary Edition

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the BRB is being printed, and on its way to our distribution center. 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 600 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, digital offerings, and the international distribution project. 

Our next quarterly Literature Committee(s) meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 15, 2017, with a guest speaker who is conversant in trauma and recovery. For information on how to attend this meeting, please visit our repository site at http://www.repository.adultchildren.org

Sincerely yours in service, 

Charlie H., Co-Chair, Literature Committee

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

Bonnie K-M.

Laura L.

Jennifer B.

Conrad G.

Marietta B.

Shawn D.

Charlie H., Literature Review Subcommittee

Mary, Literature Review Subcommittee 

Harold S., 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. 

September 2016 - Literature Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 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: September 2016 - Literature Report

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. 

Read more: August 2016 Literature Report

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

 

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