Literature Committee Report for May 2017

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR MAY 2017

(2017 APRIL 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. 

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. 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 May 20. 

ComLine

The second quarter ComLine is published. You can read it and download it from our web site at http://www.adultchildren.org/uploads/all/2Q_ComLine_2017_final.pdf

The second quarter ComLine was released April 1. This issue covered the scheduled activities of the April 20, 2017 Annual Business Conference (ABC). We are currently working on the special 2017 ABC issue. 

Volunteer activity is increasing. We currently have several excellent proofreaders. Many thanks go Marie Karen, Ellen, Phyllis, Cheryl, and Laura. More proofreaders are always appreciated, so if you are interested, email litstaff@adultchildren.org. Patti continues to provide us with her wonderful typesetting talents. 

 

We are also accepting submissions for the 3rd quarter 2017 ComLine; submissions are due by June 1, 2017.  The themes for this upcoming issue are Steps and Traditions, 7, 8 and 9. Remember, we are also looking for poetry and artwork! We look for personal stories of experience, strength, and hope.

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 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 in 2017. 

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

Alltri-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. 

The long-awaited International Spanish BRB is printed and available for purchase! Many thanks to InesZ., Larry A., and all the Spanish-speaking adult children around the world who worked countless hours to make this a reality. With 400 million native speakers, Spanish is the official language of 21 countries spanning South, Central and North America, as well as Africa and Europe. It is the second most widely spoken language in the world. This is truly a milestone for ACA.

 

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 

Quality check for Greek is completed. Layout should be completed the week of May 7; 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 March were 67 books. Total sold is 575 books. 

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales sales for March were 106 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,242 a-BRBs. 

e-BRB

Sales for February were 207 e-books sold. Total sold is 12,369 e-BRBs.  

Miscellaneous

Nearly 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, 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. 

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., 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.