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. 

ComLine

We are currently completing layout for the 4th quarter 2017 ComLine, which will be published October 1. 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 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

ComLine

We are currently completing layout for the 4th quarter 2017 ComLine, which will be published October 1. 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 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 BRB) translation printed. We have published our first 500 copies. We the printed will be presented at the EU Madrid conference in September 2017. 

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.

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.

We recently received Croatian translations for The Solution, The Problem, The ACA 12 Steps, The ACA 12 Traditions, and The ACA Promises

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 Recoverye-book
E-book sales for Auust were 91 books. Total sold is 866 e-books. 

e-BRB
Sales for August 2343 221 e-books sold. Total sold is 13,297 e-BRBs.

a-BRB
Audio BRB sales for August were 128 a-books sold. Total sold is 2,695 a-BRBs.

Miscellaneous
Approximately 600 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.

Quarterly Literature Committee Meeting
Our next quarterly Literature Committee meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at noon 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

From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.

Literature Committee Members

Mardi M., ComLine editor

PamelaS., Desktop Publishing Specialist

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

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

Alexia P., Chair and Coordinator, German ACA Literature Committee

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

Russian

German

Dutch

 

Swedish

Italian

Japanese

Portuguese

Polish

 

Lithuanian

Hungarian

Estonian

Greek

Spanish

 

Latvian

Turkish

Norwegian

Arabic

French

 

 

 


LITERATURE DEVELOPENT SUBCOMMITTEE
(closed meeting)

The Literature Development subcommittee comprises members of the fellowship who have volunteered service in updating existing literature and developing new literature. These meetings are closed to the public. If you are interested in joining this effort, please email litstaff@adultchildren.org

We are well on our way to putting everything in place for our upcoming literature projects, with one minor adjustment due to a scheduling conflict we are moving the next Literature Development subcommittee conference call to 

Saturday, September 30
12:00
1:00 pm Eastern Time

Please note the new call-in number and access code for this meeting: 

+1 515-604-9640
PIN 761909#

International dial-in numbers for 61 countries are listed at the end of this document. 

During this meeting we will 

  • Review vision and project priorities
  • Identify project teams and team organizers
  • Technology demonstration of the tools and how they work. 

For all who wish to volunteer service on the Literature Development subcommittee, please remember to sign and send your Nondisclosure and Copyright agreements. They can be found on our site at 

http://repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/ACA_WSO_COPYRIGHT_RELEASE.pdf

http://repository.adultchildren.org/images/literature/ACAWSO_NonDisclosure_.pdf

International Phone Information for Literature Development Calls

Access Code: 761909

Connect across the globe with a local in-country dial-in number from any of the 61 countries listed below.

Afghanistan +93 72 989 0511

Albania +355 4 454 1702

Algeria +213 98 221 05 06

Argentina +54 351 569-7183

Australia +61 2 8077 0505

Austria +43 1 2650524

Bahrain +973 6500 9132

Belgium +32 3 294 11 50

Brazil +55 11 3042-5274

Bulgaria +359 2 495 1701

Cambodia +855 96 696 7824

Chile +56 2 3210 9930

Colombia +57 6 7334210

Costa Rica +506 4090 1321

Croatia +385 1 8000 111

Cyprus +357 77 788680

Czech +420 225 852 073

Denmark +45 78 73 09 24

Dominican Republic +1 829-239-8018

Estonia +372 614 8084

Finland +358 9 74791024

France +33 7 55 51 18 10

Georgia +995 706 777 574

Germany +49 209 88294434

Guatemala +502 2458 1444

Hungary +36 1 999 0124

Iceland +354 539 0344

India +91 7400 130 747

Ireland +353 1 907 9713

Israel +972 55-966-1090

Italy +39 051 092 0294

Japan +81 3-5050-5104

Kenya +254 20 7653264

Kosovo +381 38 413915

Latvia +371 67 660 181

Lithuania +370 661 05771

Luxembourg +352 20 30 12 21

Malaysia +60 11-1146 0061

Mexico +52 899 274 8593

Netherlands +31 6 35205051

New Zealand +64 6-928 7533

Nigeria +234 1 440 5022

Norway +47 56 90 10 23

Pakistan +92 21 37132320

Panama +507 833-6506

Poland +48 22 116 85 44

Portugal +351 21 114 3152

Romania +40 31 780 7042

Russian Federation +7 499 371-07-20

Slovakia +421 55/230 45 33

Slovenia +386 1 828 03 34

South Africa +27 87 825 0144

South Korea +82 70-7737-3403

Spain +34 857 80 11 14

Sweden +46 8 124 108 01

Switzerland +41 44 595 90 32

Tanzania +255 41 120 1010

Turkey +90 212 988 1754

Ukraine +380 94 710 5584

United Kingdom +44 330 998 1256

United States +1 515-604-9640