Exploring Audiobook Production and Benefits with Allegra Bandy

April 25, 2024

Join Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, as they interview Allegra Bandy, owner of Ottawa Audio. Whether you are an author contemplating the leap into audiobooks or a reader curious about the behind-the-scenes of your favorite audio reads, this episode is packed with insights.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • Importance of Audiobooks for Authors

  • Personal Narration vs. Professional Actors for Audiobooks

  • Impact of AI on Audiobook Production


“You can hear their personality, you can hear their sense of humor, you can hear their trauma and sadness in places where an actor might not necessarily be able to convey that into the mic.” (03:56)

“Well, I think it’s important for every single, every single book that comes out to have an audio version of it. Not, well, granted that it doesn’t have like a ton of graphics and images that the text references, but I feel like you’re just able to cast a wider net, right?” (04:35)

“So for me, because I think it’s super important for me to be present in whatever studio we’re working in, I will find a studio that’s close to the clients that could patch me in via Zoom during the recordings.” (12:16)

About Allegra Bandy:

Currently residing in Oakland, CA, Allegra Bandy has been producing audiobooks since 2011, specializing in working with authors to narrate their own books.  Through her production company, ODDUA PRODUCTIONS, she provides audio recording and engineering, editing, and publishing for audiobooks, podcasts, music productions, podcast creation consultation, and education, and herself provides highly trained vocal abilities for radio, television, singing, narration, and voiceover work, as well as vocal coaching.  She is a music composer in various genres for multi-media, as well as in audio and video production.  Allegra has participated in the design, building, and implementation for three recording studios, as well trained others on audio recording and editing.  She has a wide range of experience in the entertainment and recording industry, as well as in education and nonprofit administration.

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