We sincerely thank the Oakland Black Business Fund for awarding Oddua Publishing $5K for the buildout of the Hummingbird Hut rehearsal and recording studio; and for recognizing ODDUA for its contributions to the Oakland community.
We just finished recording “Speak Up, Dammit! How to Quiet Your Fears, Polish Your Presence, and Share Your Voice” by Hope Timberlake. We’re super excited to share the audiobook with the world, coming in December. Through real-life stories, helpful tools and fun exercises, Hope Timberlake narrates a work that will help you gain the confidence and skills to overcome obstacles and share your voice at work. It’s like your very own coach – in a book.
Title: “Hello Universe, It’s Me” will be available soon in our audiobook library!
Deepika Sandhu has gifted the world with this inspiring self narrated audio book telling how she Manifested a New Life and How You Can Too!
She had no reason to question the life she was living. She did everything she was supposed to do to live an amazing life. While rushing to mark off each item on her long list of things to do, she realized that she never stopped to ask herself why she was doing it or if it was even making her happy.
None of her checklists mentioned important things like “find joy, be fulfilled, or authentically align with your soul”. Luckily, through a series of circumstances orchestrated by the Universe, it all came crashing in on her. She was forced to realize that little of the life she had created made her happy. Deepika’s life was amazing on the outside, but on the inside she longed for something deeper and more meaningful.
In this exciting and inspirational story, she takes you on a journey, while providing you with the tools you need to see that your story matters. The way you navigate your life matters. After listening to this insightful story, you’ll realize the importance of discovering who you are and what you are meant to offer this world.
Audiobook release date: September 13, 2021
This title will be available on the following retail platforms: Audible, Scribd, Chirp, Apple Play, Google Play, Scribd, Nook, and Rakuten Kobo.
The Cost of Our Lives by Linda González is a highly emotional memoir. Linda was sixteen when a man she didn't know from México appeared at the front door of her Southern California home. Before that moment, neither Linda nor her siblings knew anything about him. Devastatingly Linda’s family portrait slowly shatters over the next few years as she made new discoveries, and realizes her very existence is because her father abandoned his first family.
Linda’s fluid language, of English and Spanish, reveals a sweeping journey over several decades. Secrets are unveiled and relationships forged and dissolved, often through painful and illuminating encounters with family on both sides of the Rio Grande. A beautiful, poignant story of families uniting across physical and emotional borders. This is a book you don't want to miss out on. Stay tuned for the audiobook release!
Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling, audiobook by Linda Gonzalez, is an amazing book that shows great compassion. She invites BIPOC (Black, Indiginous, People of Color) to live with purpose, recognizing their goals and values in the workplace, while getting through situations like racism along her journey. Very personable and inspiring, Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling emphasizes that it is “critical internal work to be able to challenge these external barriers.” In the seemingly endless sea of "self-help" books, Linda’s book stands out as an instant classic. If you are ready for a full-hearted breakthrough, this book can be the daily guide and inspiration you won't want to miss out on.
What is ODDUA? The word Oddua is derived from the Yoruban language, meaning “The end and the beginning.” The word also stems from “Oduduwa Ogun” (The patron deity of warriors and metalworkers, who is an orisha (saint) in the Yoruban Culture. Because change is the essence of the universe, there is always and end to things. And at that end, is a new beginning. This is the philosophy of ODDUA.
In 2006, Oddua Records was formed by Allegra Bandy and Heather Licini to produce musical works, such as the album “Sunday Juice,” in 2006, using ODDUA as the name of the musical ensemble for those works. You can listen to the album on iTunes HERE.
In 2011, Allegra Bandy created Oddua Productions, expanding to mult-media production and publishing, including music, public service videos for the Center for Investigative Reporting, a podcast called, “Making It Work,” (co-produced with Akeisha Johnson), audiobooks, and audio production consultation and education.
Now in 2021, Oddua Publishing LLC, founded by Allegra Bandy, has been created solely for the production and publishing of audiobooks. Oddua Publishing LLC specializes in helping authors turn their published non-fiction hardcopy or ebooks into an audiobook, managing the recording of the author’s narration, the editing, mixing, mastering, and publishing of their audiobooks.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oddua Publishing LLC works with authors to publish and distribute their audiobooks nationally and internationally on over 40 different audiobook platforms. We create and publish content that helps people make their world a more peaceful, equitable, and joyous place to exist, by sharing knowledge and wisdom through AUDIOBOOKS.
Why choose audiobooks?
Everyone has a phone nowadays. You can stream and download audiobooks on the go from more than 40 platforms. It gives you more of a depth hearing it with emotions. Oddua Publishing is not just any audiobook producer. We specialize in producing nonfiction author narrated audiobooks, so you really get more out of a book when the author themselves read it. This interview with Mike Doherty on May 10th 2021 Goes over why audiobooks are now the go to
platform. Check out this podcast The Power of Audiobooks.