Why Oba Kunta?

Oba Kunta Octopus offers clients the rare opportunity to work with established professional editors and ghostwriters who will guide them through every step of the process to ensure that their book (and other communication project) is well written, meticulously edited, and published. At Oba Kunta Octopus, we specialize in Ghostwriting, Promotional Business writing, Memoir writing, Technical writing, Editing and proof-reading and Book publishing (eBook and printed book), including eBook conversion and self-publishing on POD).

Contact Info
  • Address: PO Box 28343-00200, Wilson Airport, Langata Rd.,
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Phone: +254 733 826 811
  • Email: info@obakunta.co.ke

Book Interior Design and Formatting. Fast, affordable, professional book interior design for authors and publishers.

Our meticulous editing and formatting services will improve the strength of your manuscript and ensure that it is well written, free of error, and fully prepared for publication.

Dont let book formatting or grammar errors hamper your book's success. You have all the tools you need to produce a flawless manuscript, so take the time to review your book to make sure your book formatting is professional.  CHANDLER BOLT

    What is book manuscript?

    A well-formatted and designed book is critical to your success as an author. Even though you worked hard on your manuscript, it may not get the attention it deserves without professional formatting. Oba Kunta Octopus will help you provide the best possible reading experience for your book’s audience. Our staff of professional book designers will work with your input and create a custom layout to match the theme and message of your book. Our book designers don't use templates to design your book. Each book is custom designed by a real life professional book designer right here in our Nairobi studio. And best of all, we send you proofs of your designs to review and approve. We stand behind our work with the book publishing industry’s only 100% quality guarantee!

    Formatting and Typesetting Services

    Formatting your text is just one aspect of perfecting your manuscript. Most publishers will accept only manuscripts that are properly formatted, and many require meticulous adherence to a specific manual of style. Whether you are submitting a paper to an academic journal with a detailed style guide or preparing your manuscript for ePublishing, we can ensure that your document is perfectly formatted.


    Our Formatting Services Include

    • Formatting per various style manuals (Cambridge, APA, Chicago, AP, Harvard, etc.)
    • Formatting/typesetting for traditional publishers or independent presses
    • eBook formatting (Nook, Kindle, etc.)

    Interior Book Design (Manuscript Formatting

    Professionally formatted text is an important part of book design. A clear hierarchy and readable typeface help create a layout that is inviting to your reader. Every section you include in your manuscript (foreword, dedication, chapters, etc.) will be custom formatted to create a polished book. We will send a PDF proof for approval before printing. We offer both eBook manuscript formatting and Print manuscript formatting (Black Text or Color Text Design).

    Black Text Design includes:

    • Customized layout that meets industry standards and provides the ultimate reading experience for your book audience.
    • Ideal for Novels and other general fiction, Biographies and Poetry books
    • Black text printing only. If images are included they will be printed in grayscale.


    Color Text Design includes:

    • Combination of text, graphics and color photos for the greatest visual impact.
    • Best suited for Art & Photography books, Cookbooks and Children’s books.
    • Text and Images will be printed in full color.


    After you've selected the design options that are right for you and saved your quote, you will be asked to complete a short design questionnaire. It will give you the opportunity to share your ideas about the mood of your book or the style of the inside pages. You will also have the opportunity to upload images of your own for us to work with. Oba Kunta Octopus designers will combine your input with their expertise to create a custom designed book that you'll be proud to show off.

    IMPORTANT: Interior book design and formatting does not include editorial services and is strictly a design service. Oba Kunta Octopus does offer stand alone editing services. You should upload your fully-edited and final text. Non-design related text edits after uploading will incur additional cost.

    Word count

    You can use the chart below to get an idea of your page count for some of our most popular trim sizes. Factors such as numbers of images in the book and amount of chapters make it difficult to pinpoint. There is no guarantee your book will fit neatly into the projections below, but it will help you to obtain a ballpark figure. Word count can be obtained in Microsoft Word under the "Tools" menu. If you have overestimated, we will refund the overages when we have a final formatted page count. If you underestimate, customer service will contact you to discuss the balance due on your order.

Premium Book Interiot Design Services with Bestselling Results

    → Formatting per various style manuals (Cambridge, APA, Chicago, AP, Harvard, etc.)

    → Formatting/typesetting for traditional publishers or independent presses

    → eBook formatting (Nook, Kindle, etc.)

→ Book Design & Formatting starts at just $349!
We ensure that your book is published and available to your readers




We ensure that your book is published and available to your readers

Don't overlook the crucial benefit of a well-formatted Layout! A well-formatted book enhances reader experience.

Call now at +254-733 826 811 and get a discounted quote!

We will give your book a thorough formatting and smart layout.