Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Narrated) order
Book Facts and Trivia
Original cost of a Big Book in 1939 was $3.50.
That is over $40.00 in today's dollars as adjusted
Edition was published by Works Publishing, a company
started by Bill W. and Hank P. solely for the
publication of the Big Book
Smith suggested the name "Works Publishing"
from the line in the New Testament
"Faith Without Works is Dead."
Millionth Big Book was given to President Richard M.
Nixon in a White House ceremony in 1973.
It took 16
years to sell the first 300,000 printed copied of the
Big Book.( The whole run of the First Edition )
over 20,000,000 copies of the Big Book in print.
Million copies of the Big Book are sold yearly.
To Wives was written entirely by Bill W. ( much to the
disapproval of Lois )
friends of John D. Rockefeller Jr. help fund the early
printing of the Big Book.
paperback edition of the Big Book was published in 1986.
Bill W. and
Dr. Bob each received 10% of all the Big Book sales as
considered titles included One
Hundred Men, The Empty Glass, and The
distribution of the 1st Edition of the AA Big Book was
approximately 300,426 copies.
distribution of the Second Edition Big Book was
approximately 1,090,416 copies.
distribution of the Third Edition Big Book was
approximately 19,843,221 copies.
fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous costs $5.00 in
hardcover, only $1.50 more than it did 62 years ago; a
soft-cover edition sells for $4.60.
of the book and information about Alcoholics Anonymous may be
obtained at a local A.A. service office, listed under
Alcoholics Anonymous in the phone book, or through A.A. World
Services, Inc., Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
with permission of The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
owned by a Friend
of Bill W.