Literature Committee Report for March 2017

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR MARCH 2017

(2017 February Activities)

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

We are looking into the costs of printing a hardcopy annual ComLine. This will contain all four issues from 2016, as well as the special ABC issue. We are also accepting submissions for the 3rd Quarter 2017 ComLine; submissions are due by June 1, 2017

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

Production of Russian BRB is with Russia for completion and distribution. Castilian Spanish BRB is undergoing linguistic review; we anticipate offering it as an e-book in the first quarter of 2017. International Spanish BRB is in linguistic review and being prepared for press, to be completed by February. Alltri-folds and booklets offered for sale in the shopping cart are translated to Danish, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian. All English and Spanish trifolds in LTR and A4 are with the developer for 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 

Layout and quality check for Greek should be completed by mid-March; 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 WB update is still in process. Comments and suggestions for updates are currently being reviewed for accuracy and redundancy. We will implement suggestions and updates by May of 2017, with the goal of having the updated book (second edition) being printed by October 2017. 

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for February were 68 books. Total sold is 420 books. 

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales sales for February were 66 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,149 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Sales for February were 201 e-books sold. Total sold is 11,951 e-BRBs.  

Miscellaneous

Nearly 800 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 April 15, 2017. Our guest speaker is Dr. Serene Jones. 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 F., Chair, International Literature subcommittee

Robin R., Staff

Committee Members

Mardi M., ComLine Editor 

Patti N., Typesetter

Cheryl H., Proofreader, Editor

Karen A., 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.