June 2017 Literature Committee Report

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR JUNE 2017

(2017 MAY Activities)

NOTICE: DUE TO THE DOCTOR'S ILLNESS, THE JULY 20 LITERATURE COMMITTEE CALL WITH DR. SERENE JONES IS CANCELLED. 

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. 

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. They meet every two months, and their next meeting is scheduled for August. 

We plan on holding a volunteer orientation meeting on Saturday, July 29 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST via teleconference. To participate in this call:

Conference dial-in number: +1 (712) 775-7085
Access code: 690690#

You can find instructions to connect to the teleconference through your computer in the repository at http://repository.adultchildren.org/teleconferences/78-wso-board/162-teleconference-flash-phone

ComLine

The special annual ABC 2017 issue is nearly complete, and will be available in July. The 3rd quarter 2017 issue is still in production, and will be available in July or August. 

We are currently accepting submissions for the 4rd quarter 2017 ComLine; submissions are due by August 1, 2017. The themes for the 4th quarter are Steps and Traditions, 10, 11 and 12. We look for personal stories of experience, strength, and hope. Remember, we are also looking for poetry and artwork!

Send your submissions to litstaff@adultchildren.org. Please include the release form found on http://www.adultchildren.org/comline

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 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.

We are looking into the possibility of printing a hardcopy annual ComLine. This will contain all four issues from 2016, as well as the special 2016 ABC issue. 

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

Translations

The Spanish for Spain BRB e-book is in review and preproduction. We anticipate offering it as an e-book and print book by September 2017. 

Production of Russian BRB is with Russia for completion and distribution. 

All tri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are translated to Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. Finnish is currently in preproduction; Spanish trifolds are in the vetting process prior to upload. 

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 

Greek translation is in layout. Layout should be done by mid July; it will then be ready for the Greek translation group to review prior to printing. The Spanish translation is ready for linguistic review, after which layout can commence.  

12 Step Workbook Update

The period for receiving comments and suggestions for updates to the workbook are now closed. The literature review subcommittee will review comments/suggestions for accuracy and redundancy, with the goal of making the updated book a top publication priority. 

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for June were 72 books. Total sold is 709 books. 

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales sales for June were 118 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,457 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Sales for June were 236 e-books sold. Total sold is 12,826 e-BRBs.  

Miscellaneous

Approximately 400 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 scheduled for Thursday, July 20, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

We have rescheduled our guest speaker, Dr. Serene Jones, for this meeting. Dr. Jones will begin speaking at 11:00 am Eastern Time. 

The conference call number is +1 (712) 775-7085, and the access code is 690690#.  

Sincerely yours in service, 

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee

Jeffrey F., Chair, International Literature subcommittee

Robin R., Staff

Committee Members

Mardi M., ComLine Editor 

Patti N., ComLine Typesetter

Cheryl H., Proofreader, Editor

Karen A., Proofreader

Ellen, Proofreader

Phyllis R., Proofreader

Laura L. 

Jennifer B.

Conrad G.

Marietta B.

Shawn D.

Literature Review Subcommittee

Tamara P., Chair

Bonnie K-M.

Carole C.

Greg R.

Marthy L. 

Mary B. 

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 

Igor, 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.