OA is the publisher and distributor of its literature through the OA bookstore. Any business or organization can, however, order OA literature for resale. For example Hazelden orders and sells some OA literature.
There are a few exceptions: OA e-books are available through Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), and Apple (Apple Books). In addition, OA uses Amazon’s print-on-demand service to offer two books as paperbacks exclusively through Amazon:
- The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, large print edition
- A New Beginning: Stories of Relapse from Recovery, paperback
With these books, OA enters into a royalty-share agreement with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple. For each e-book or book sold, OA receives part of the purchase price. These sales contribute to OA being self-supporting.
To find the e-books and books sold by OA on these platforms, look for books where “Overeaters Anonymous” is listed as the author. If you click on the author link, you’ll go to a page with all of OA’s books for sale.
Here are the links to the OA accounts:
If Overeaters Anonymous is not listed as the author, the book is being sold by a reseller (used). OA does not receive any part of the purchase price from the sale of books by resellers.