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Price Increase for NAWS Products

PRICE INCREASE

After reviewing the current pricing of literature, based on the cost of goods and inflation, the BPG (Business Plan Group) recommended a literature price increase of at least 5% and no more than an 8% in 2018. After lengthy discussion, the Board approved a 7.5% increase to match the inflation rate on all items except the Basic Text, whose increase was set at 5%. The increase will be effective on 1 July 2018. We wanted to give members ample notice and realize that this may be discussed at the WSC.

The in ation rate since the last price increase is over 7%, and this change will not take place until July 2018. We created a new standard for the future to review the inflation rate and make adjustments every three years rather than waiting as long as we did before this adjustment. None of us want to raise prices, but our costs rise for everything right along with inflation. We only have to look at daily expenses for living such as food and utilities to see how this applies.

In reviewing the history of literature price increases, we saw that we had a 5% across-the-board increase on all recovery literature in 2001; an increase on select items in July 2008; and a 5% literature increase on all items except the Basic Text and a few additional exceptions in 2011.1 We hope that a more regular review will allow for smaller and more incremental increases moving forward.

Mental Health/Mental Illness IP Project

The deadline for input is extended until June 1st so there is still time to submit a survey!

The 2016  Conference Agenda Report included a survey to determine priorities for recovery literature. The topic that most regions prioritized for the next information pamphlet or booklet was “Mental Health.” That same Conference passed a motion, “ That the NA World Board develop a project plan which includes a budget and timeline to create an informational pamphlet specifically about mental illness and recovery for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference.”

The Conference agreed to prioritize the topic mental health/mental illness and collect input from the Fellowship over the course of this cycle about the focus and content of the piece. Your input will help shape a project plan which will be included in the 2018 Conference Approval Track material and voted on at WSC 2018.

Please click the link to open the online survey or download a file to print. Please discuss at your homegroup or service committees.

Project Survey:
Online – English | Spanish
PDF –  English | Spanish
Word – English | Spanish

Survey For the Daily Meditation Book Project

We [NAWS] included a literature survey in the 2016 Conference Agenda Report so that members could express their ideas for what are the next literature priorities in NA. In the book-length category, there were two different options for a daily meditation book—a daily meditation book featuring a spiritual principle a day and a daily meditation book based on Living Clean. Both options were highly rated on the survey and we are collecting input from the Fellowship to help develop the focus of the book so that we can frame a project plan for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference.

Please click the link to open the online survey or download a file to print. Please discuss at your homegroup or service committees.

Please complete your input by 1 June 2017

Project Survey:
Online – English | Spanish
PDF – English | Spanish
Word – English | Spanish