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You Deserve To Know...

Monday, 8 July 2019

Dear friends, 

This week saw a special moment for our book! We received the Amazon #1 Bestseller badge for e-books in Media Studies! Thank you! It was all of us together that made this happen! Now it's time to grow... The more people that join the movement for a more constructive news media, the bigger impact we can have! It would be so helpful to have you, as my most trusted ambassadors, to leave…

The Reviews Are In... What Do You Think?

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Hi friends, 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the launch event for "You Are What You Read"! For those of you who weren't able to make it, I'm delighted to let you know that you can watch the full talk here

There have been some generous reviews left on Amazon - thank you! It is so motivating to read your wonderful comments and is super helpful to encourage others to buy the book and…

One Last Thing...

Monday, 8 April 2019

To all my wonderful supporters,

Tomorrow is the big day... The official launch for "You Are What You Read"! I would love to celebrate it with as many of you as possible, so if you haven't yet got your ticket, you can do so by clicking here! And remember use the code afhjodie to get your free ticket. 

If you have had a chance to read the book yet, I would be so grateful if you were able to leave…

Book Launch - Save the date

Sunday, 30 December 2018


After years in the making, I am so proud to be sharing “You Are What You Read” with the world this year. Thank you to each and every one of you for helping make this possible!

I would love for all of you to be at the book launch! It will be held in central London on the 9th of April at 7pm... Save the date in your diaries now and details will follow shortly.


My Work Is Done...

Monday, 5 November 2018



Hi all, 

My new website for You Are What You Read is up and running! On there, you can find a starter kit for increasing your intake of solutions journalism. I will also be sharing with you updates about the movement for a more constructive media and writing articles to inspire you and provide some mind fuel. Please sign up if you would like to be kept up to date…

Cover Designed, Edits In

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thank you to all of you for your continued support and patience! We are all still very busy behind the scenes developing "You Are What You Read" from a computer Word document to a beautiful book. The last couple of weeks have been exciting and I am happy to be able to share with you the latest front cover design created by the brilliant creative team at Unbound!


One Step Closer! You Are What You Read is Entering Pre-Press

Friday, 25 May 2018

It is exciting to see our book slowly being scuplted into existence. We are now enetering the pre-press stage where we get to fiddle with all of the creative detail that will lift my words from my computer to a beautifully bound, well designed and proffesionally edited book. Thank you for making this possible - I am so happy to be sharing this with you all. 

Now the fun begins! I shall receive…

And We're Away! The manuscript was handed over this morning!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

I so am happy to let you know that our book is one step closer to becoming a reality! I have handed over our book to Unbound this morning and they will begin to work their magic to help get it from my hands to yours! They will be giving us an expected publication date soon so stay tuned!

Whilst scribbling away at the last edits of my book, the team supporting it continues to grow in the most wonderful…

100%! We did it! ‘You Are What You Read’ is becoming a reality!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

I could not have dreamt this in my wildest dreams, but it is official: WE DID IT! It took just 16 days to fund the entire print run of You Are What You Read. Together with almost 200 of you, we are making this happen!

Thank you so, so much: our book will be made!

If someone had told me we would be here, just two weeks and two days in, I would never have believed it. I knew I had five…

We got to 83% in 2 weeks – now let’s go all the way!

Monday, 26 March 2018

When you start crowdfunding for something as big as the print run of a book, the target amount can see dauntingly big. When you pass the halfway point, you slowly start to believe in what might come next. But when you cross the 80% mark, it really starts to feel real!

After two weeks of non-stop campaigning, I am very pleased to announce that we only have 17% left to raise. But I am even more proud…

One week in and two-thirds of the way there!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

If anyone had told me we’d reach two-thirds of our funding target within the first week, I would not have believed them – yet here we are! Thank you so much to all 130 of you for supporting me right from the start. It means so much to me to have so many of you on board! It’s given the campaign such flying start and it is making a real difference!

At the same time of course, I am realistic about…

What a start! Just 1 day in, and we're almost halfway!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Wow, wow, wow! I’d hoped I would be able to write to you with some (fittingly) good news after the first day of campaigning, but I could not have imagined this! Thanks to you pioneering backers, we managed to smash through 45% of the target in the first 24 hours. Together, you’ve pledged over £5,000 towards the first print run! This is beyond my wildest expectations and I can only say a heartfelt…

Publication date: April 2019
118% funded
276 backers