- Written by Litstaff (Robin and Larry)
January 2017 Literature
(2016 December 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.
The 1st Quarter 2017 ComLine is published. 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 currently accepting submissions for the 2nd Quarter 2017 ComLine; submissions are due by March 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.
Production of Russian BRB is transferred to 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 is ready for linguistic review in International Spanish. It is also ready for layout in Greek. Greek layout can commence by the beginning of second quarter 2017.
BRB 10th Anniversary Edition
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the BRB is printed and in distribution. Basically unchanged from previous printings, it has user-friendly tabs printed down the sides to denote chapter locations, and across the top to denote section locations. At the end of the book is an additional section containing The Laundry List, The Other Laundry List, The Flip Side of the Laundry List, and The Flip Side of the Other Laundry List.
12 Step Workbook Update
The WB update is still in process. Comments and suggestions for updates are currently being reviewed for accuracy and redundancy.
Strengthening My Recovery e-book
E-book sales for December were 74 books. Total sold is 261 books.
Audio BRB sales sales for December were 90 a-books sold. Total sold is 1,966 a-BRBs.
Sales for December were 209 e-books sold. Total sold is 11,513 e-BRBs.
More than 600 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 January 5, 2017. Our guest speaker is Dr. Tian Dayton. 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
Karen A., Proofreader
Cheryl H., Proofreader, editor
Mardi M. ComLine editor
Patti N., Typesetter
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
Nastya, 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
From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.