Blooming Twig Books
|Country of origin||United States|
320 Boston Building|
|Key people||Kent Gustavson, Founder and CEO|
|Imprints||Sumach-Red Books and Rag Man Books|
Blooming Twig Books is an independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction books. It was founded in 2005  by Kent Gustavson, and the name of the company was derived from the direct translation (from Swedish to English) of Blomquist, his mother’s maiden name. Blooming Twig publishes books and audio in genres such as Motivation, Business, Psychology, Children's Fiction and Nonfiction, History, and General Nonfiction, as well as Adult Nonfiction, Self-help, Family, and Education. Blooming Twig has released hundreds of titles,[dubious ] and believes in supporting independent and first-time authors.
Awards won by works and authors distributed by Blooming Twig Books (as well as its imprints Sumach-Red Books and Rag Man Books) include:
- Blind but Now I See by Kent Gustavson won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in 2011 for best biography and was a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine book of the year awards in 2010.
- Leg Up by Louis J. Castriota, Jr. was a finalist in the 2013 Best Cover Design: Non Fiction.
- Please Use This for Children and Not for War and Guns by Cynthia Gustavson was a 2011 Finalist in Poetry, Indie Excellence Awards