By group conscience, and based on availability of earmarked funds, we provide and ship physical copies of certain DA and BDA conference-approved books and pamphlets to BDA members and newcomers at no cost to them. We especially want to support newcomers — and members who do not have local or regional access to conference-approved literature — with this service.
The five pieces of literature we make available are: DA’s Currency of Hope; DA’s “12, 12, and 12” book; the “Business Debtors Anonymous” pamphlet; the “Tools of BDA” pamphlet; and the DA “Twelve Promises” pamphlet. We welcome requests for any one, any combination, or even all of these books and pamphlets if they will support you in getting and staying solvent in DA and BDA.
To request physical copies of any or all of the program literature listed above, please email your name, physical mailing address, and which or all of the books or pamphlets you need to firstname.lastname@example.org and your literature will be gratefully sent to you.
If you would like to support the provision of literature to BDA members and newcomers who need it and don't have local access, please use any of the 7th Tradition buttons on this website and include "Literature Fund" in the available note space. You can do the same thing for "Public Information (or PI) Fund" and for "Prudent Reserve." We have already begun receiving generous earmarked and general donations from BDA groups and members.
BDA Intergroup project has not agreed to provide eBooks either for free or for charge. Yet with international shipping rates higher than the cost of buying the books, we welcome requests for eBooks from BDA members residing outside of North America.
As we begin this new service adventure, we express great gratitude to our BDA Intergroup Newsletter Coordinator for also taking care of our literature purchasing and distribution needs.
Note on group literature orders: We suggest BDA groups buy their literature from GSO and individual BDA members to buy literature from BDA groups.
Encouraging BDA group generosity: We encourage BDA groups to buy and distribute conference-approved literature — at least pamphlets, if not books — at no cost to members and newcomers. We would like to see our DA and BDA fellowship move forward into more generosity with our newcomers. We believe this would also move the onus of funding our literature back to our members, and BDA group and BDA Intergroup treasuries, and remove the burden of "buying our solution" from newcomers.
A small obligation, yet a big payoff: The financial obligation for providing free literature in your meetings would likely be minimal, and newcomers would be more likely to keep coming back and participating in BDA meetings and activities in gratitude for and loyalty to our generosity. Providing 2-3 books and 5-6 pamphlets per month would cost an average of approximately $60 per month. If you provided only pamphlets and no books, at no cost to members, $60 per month would go much further in pamphlet purchases. Those could be dollars gratefully spent.
Free DA and BDA literature on this website: There are many pieces of free DA and BDA literature, although primarily service materials, available on this website at Free Literature and its sub-pages: Service Literature; Public Information; and Discontinued DA Pamphlets.
About the new eBooks: DA and BDA English language books and pamphlets are now available — as of June 2020 — in electronic format. The GSB has announced that most of the Fellowship's English-language pamphlets previously available only in paper format are now available for electronic download. Fellows can choose to purchase any of 17 individual pamphlets for 99 cents each; the Debtors Anonymous Newcomers packet and BDA Newcomers packet for $4.95 each; and all seventeen pamphlets collected together for $9.99. To access these pamphlets or order the Fellowship's two books in either paperback or electronic format, please go to eBooks.
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