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.

Literature Committee Report for December 2017

Literature Committee Report for December 2017
(November 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 


Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee, led this quarterly call. 

We have re-established the quarterly Literature Committee call schedule going forward for the first Saturday of each quarter (Time TBD). Our next quarterly Literature Committee Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern United States Time.

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

2018 Literature Committee Quarterly Meeting Dates: 

  • Saturday, January 6
  • Saturday, April 7
  • Saturday, July 7
  • Saturday, November 3

Literature Development Subcommittee Meetings

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee. Work has begun on one new WSO literature project, and a second is about to begin. 

On Dec. 2, a team of writers and editors held their second meeting concerning the Little Big Red Book, a proposed introductory text on the most essential elements of ACA recovery and practice. There are approximately 13 members in this subcommittee. The team is meeting monthly, and its next call is scheduled for Jan. 6, 1 pm eastern US. 

The kickoff call is being scheduled for a second development team that will focus on a new Loving Parent workbook. We anticipate holding this launch meeting in late January or early February 2018. 

Please be aware that to participate in the Literature Development Subcommittee project, we must have received your completed, signed Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to the project launch. A nondisclosure agreement can be downloaded from http://www.repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/ACAWSO_NonDisclosure_.pdf.

Information on Literature Development Subcommittee projects and activities can be found at http://www.repository.adultchildren.org/literature-committee/literature-development-subcommittee

ComLine

We are now completing layout of the first Quarter 2018 ComLine, which is scheduled for posting on Jan. 1. This issue's focus is on Steps 1, 2, 3, and Traditions 1, 2, 3. We welcome all stories and shares of experience, strength, and hope. The most recently published issue is filled with inspirational shares, on joyful meditation, releasing dysfunctional behaviors, and finding healing after loss. 

 You can download it for free from http://repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/Comline/2017_4QComLine_FINAL.pdf.   

International Distribution Project 

Addresses in the United Kingdom, German, Spain, France, and Italy can receive our books without having to pay international shipping costs from the US. To purchase through the WSO store front, visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?merchant=A1UOP2JDGT6NQR&fallThrough=1

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for November were 7 books. Total sold is 982 e-books. 

e-BRB

Sales for October were 295 books sold. Total sold is 13,684 e-books. 

a-BRB

Sales for November were 139 books sold. Total sold is 3,052 audio books. 

Our next quarterly LIterature Committee Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 5 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Sincerely yours in service, 

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee
Majbrit M., Chair, Translation Subcommittee
Jeffrey F., Chair, International Literature Subcommittee 
Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development Subcommittee
David McB., Chair, Business Operations Subcommittee
Robin R., Staff

Literature Committee Report for November 2017

Literature Committee Report for November 2017
(October 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: Literature Committee Report for November 2017

October 2017 Literature Committee Report

Literature Committee Report for October 2017

(September 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 


Literature Development Subcommittee

Our second volunteer organizing call was held on Saturday, September 30. During this meeting, we reviewed vision and project priorities, and identified project teams. Tamara P. used screen-sharing to demonstrate how the online collaboration tool Trello can be used to organize projects into boards, showing how to see:

  • projects in progress
  • who is assigned to a particular project
  • where the project is in the development process

 

We also discussed a tentative start-up process for the project teams so that the groups' members will be prepared and know what to expect when holding the first development meetings for their projects. To hear the recording of this meeting, visit https://fccdl.in/5hti3rPy9.

ComLine

The 4th quarter 2017 ComLine is published, and now we are accepting submissions for 2018! The themes for the 1st quarter are Steps and Traditions, 1, 2 and 3. 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 by Thursday, November 30. Please include both pages of the release form found on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/comline.

The focus of each issue follows: 

  • January – March (1st Quarter), Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3
    Target due date for submissions is November 30
  • April – June (2nd Quarter), Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6
    Target due date for submissions is February 28
  • July September (3rd Quarter), Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9
    Target due date for submissions is May 31
  • October December (4th Quarter), Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12 
    Target due date for submissions is August 31

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 Castilian (Spanish for Spain BRBtranslation was presented at the EU Madrid conference in September 2017. 

Production of Russian BRB is complete. Thank you to all the adult children in Russia and around the world who worked so diligently to make this book a reality. 

Production of Russian BRB is nearly complete. Thank you to all the adult children in Russia and around the world who worked so diligently to make this book a reality. 

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 languages will be available for free as layout on them is completed. Free downloads are on our site at http://www.adultchildren.org/non-english-literature.

International Distribution Project

Our account with Amazon in the UK is now verified, which allows us to begin offering books through amazon.co.uk. Addresses in the United Kingdom, German, Spain, France, and Italy can receive our books without having to pay international shipping costs from the US.

To purchase through the WSO store front, visit: 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?merchant=A1UOP2JDGT6NQR&fallThrough=1

Strengthening My Recovery e-book

E-book sales for August were 54 books. Total sold is 920 e-books. 

e-BRB

Sales for August were 176 e-books sold. Total sold is 13,473 e-BRBs.

a-BRB

Audio BRB sales for August were 109 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,804 a-BRBs.

Miscellaneous

Approximately 700 emails and Slack messages were traded both domestically and abroad. Correspondence covers the scope of literature development and evaluation, new literature offerings, suggestions for future publications and updates, translations, printing / reprinting of new and existing products, digital offerings.

Our next quarterly Literature Committee meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 5, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. This meeting is open to the public. 

Sincerely yours in service, 

Charlie H., Chair, Literature Committee

Jeffrey F., Chair, European Literature subcommittee

Tamara P., Chair, Literature Development subcommittee

Majbrit M., Chair, Translation subcommittee

David McB., Chair, Business Operations subcommittee

Robin R., Staff

Literature Committee Volunteers

Mardi M., ComLine editor
Pamela S., Desktop Publishing
Karen A., Proofreader
Karen V.-E., Proofreader
Ellen, Proofreader
Phyllis R., Proofreader
Jude, Proofreader
Laura L. 
Jennifer B. 
Conrad G.
Marietta B.
Shawn D.
Bonnie K-M.
Carole C.
Greg R.
Marthy L.
Mary B. 

Translation Volunteers

Pippi N., Danish Translation Coordinator, Denmark

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

 

Literature Committee Report for October 2017

Literature Committee Report for October 2017

(September 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: Literature Committee Report for October 2017

Literature Committee Report for September 2017

Literature Committee Report for September 2017

(August 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: Literature Committee Report for September 2017

ComLine - 4th Quarter 2017 Available Now!

The new ComLine is ready for download! 

Download the 2017 4th Quarter ComLine here!

Read Adult Children's shares on:

  • joyful meditation
  • releasing dysfunctional behaviors
  • finding healing after loss
  • living beyond mere survival
  • and more!
  • Get the latest on the 2018 ACA World Convention in Toronto.
  • Read about the 2nd Annual ACA Summer Fest in Minsk.

Read more: ComLine - 4th Quarter 2017 Available Now!

Literature Committee Report for September 2017

Literature Committee Report for September 2017
(August 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers who are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: Literature Committee Report for September 2017

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2017

LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2017 
(July 2017 Activity)

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 grateful for the enthusiastic teams of volunteers that are helping shape the future of ACA. 

Read more: LITERATURE COMMITTEE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2017

July 29 Volunteer Orientation Meeting Minutes

July 29, 2017 11 a.m. Eastern Time
ACA WSO Literature Development Committee

Open with Serenity Prayer

Guest announce themselves…

Read more: July 29 Volunteer Orientation Meeting Minutes

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