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


Cover Design to Make Your Book Stand Out on the Shelf

Sell more books with a great-looking cover.

A great book cover design is your best sales tool. A professionally designed cover will instantly (and attractively) convey the essence of what your book is about.


Professional eBook design starting at $249

Let us create your book right now!



Sell them with your cover.

Despite the old cliché your prospective eBook buyers will judge your book by its cover. A great eBook cover is one of your best sales tools, instantly conveying the key thoughts, messages, and images that sum up your book.

On those crowded eBook retail sites, it’s essential for you to stand out from everyone else. A professional eBook cover created by the Oba Kunta Octopus designers will ensure you make a professional impression.

Book Cover Design Services

Designing a book cover is an art. Our knowledgeable team has years of experience in print design in a wide variety of genres. Whether the cover of your new novel needs to make a bold statement or your freshly baked cookbook cover needs to pop, Oba Kunta Publishing’s designers will create a custom book cover that you can be proud of.

Affordable Book Cover Design

Oba Kunta Octopus Design Team makes it easy and affordable for you to realize the dream of holding your own printed book! We offer two flavors of designer book covers with design proofs sent to you.

How Oba Kunta Octopus Cover Design Works

Using our online order interface, it’s easy to create a project quote for your book. Simply select your book’s trim size, cover style, book binding style, cover finish, print type, paper stock, as well as your design preferences in the add-ons section. In addition, if your finished product does not match your proofs, within commercially accepted standards, we will replace your product at no additional charge. Furthermore, all products we custom-manufacture or print are unconditionally guaranteed against defects in quality and workmanship. If any of our custom-manufactured products are found to be defective in quality, we will replace or repair the defective product at no additional charge. After you select the design options that are right for you and save your quote, you will be asked to complete a short design questionnaire. This will give you the opportunity to share your vision for your book cover. You can request that our designers find images for you, or you can upload images of your own for us to work with. Oba Kunta Octopus designers will combine your input with their own design expertise to create a custom designed book cover that you’ll be proud to show off. We guarantee your satisfaction with your Cover Design Art proofs. If you are not satisfied with your proofs, and choose to cancel your job, we will refund your deposit.


Section #2: Standard Book Sizes and Book Printing Options

Choose the cover, book binding style, and custom trim size that works best for your printed book.


Make your book. What's your style? What's your genre?

Oba Kunta Octopus assures you that there's nothing like seeing your work in print for the very first time. We’ve got you covered with a large and robust selection of affordable book printing options. Review the choices below to decide what your next masterpiece will look like and create your unique book today.

Book Cover styles

Oba Kunta offers both hardcover and softcover book options. There is a 24-page count minimum for our hard case bindings. Hardcover books can also be covered with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover used to protect a book from dirt or damage.

Custom Book Binding Options

Whether you want a flexible perfect bound paperback, a spiral bound cookbook, or a saddle-stitched wedding program, we offer many custom book binding options to give your book the look and feel you want. Not sure which binding style is right for your book? Each style is explained in detail below.

  Description: Perfect binding
  Description: Saddle stitching
  Description: Black spiral
  Description: Black comb

Description: Adhesive case wrap
  Description: Adhesive case wrap and Dust jacket
Perfect binding
Saddle stitching
Black spiral (Wire-O-Wire)
Black comb
Adhesive case wrap
Adhesive case wrap and Dust jacket

Standard Trim Sizes

Deciding which trim size will best suit your book can be confusing, especially given all the industry-standard but completely unhelpful trim size names, like "US Trade" and "Digest." We've put together our genre recommendations, based on industry standards, to help you choose a trim size that makes it clear to the reader what they're buying. Here are our most popular standard book sizes.

  Description: Pocket book   Description: Digest   Description: US trade   Description: Comic book    
4.25" X 6.87"
Pocket book
5.5" X 8.5"
6" X 9"
US trade

6.625" X 10.25"
Comic book
  Description: Small square   Description: Square   Description: Large Square   Description: Landscape   Description: Landscape
7.5" X 7.5"
Small square

8.5" X 8.5"

10" X 10"
Large Square

9" X 7"
11" x 8.5"
Description: Landscape
Description: US letter
  Description: Portrait

Description: Large Portrait
12" x 9"
8.5" X 11"
US letter
8" X 10"
9" X 12"
Large Portrait

Book Cover Finishes

Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss. Gloss film lamination and Matt finish are the standard options.

Interior Text Print Type & Image Printing

Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss. Black & White interior text & image printing and Full color interior text & image printing are the standard options.

Section #3: Interior Text Paper Stock Options

OYour pages should look as good as the words written on them. The art of choosing the right paper stock is tricky, but it will ultimately define the feel and quality of your book, depending on your budget and production time. Uncoated paper stock has a rough, natural feel to it and is recommended for more traditional books without imagery. Coated paper stock reflects more light and has a slicker feel. It’s a popular choice for photography, art, comic and children’s books.

Uncoated & Off-white

Best for lengthy novels and books without imagery.
420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified

Uncoated & Off-white

Best for lengthy novels, prose and non-fiction.
500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified

Uncoated & White

Best for lengthy novels and extended text.
667 PPI. 91 Opacity, SFI Certified

Coated & White

Best used in magazines, comic books and digests.
455 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified

Heaviest & White

Best for photos and full color printing books.
Word Count

Our recommended word count for the most popular styles of books.


Word count




DIGEST pages


TRADE pages

























Based on 11pt font (9pt for Pocket size), 1.5 line spacing, no images.

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