Formosa Moon: 1 Year Anniversary !

Formosa Moon Where does the time go? It’s been exactly one year since Formosa Moon, our groundbreaking dual-authored tale of love and strange adventure around Taiwan was published.

Since coming out with a pre-order bang, Formosa Moon has ranked consistently high in Amazon’s Taiwan Travel Guides category, hovering around Vignettes of Taiwan (JSB’s first book, still enjoying a strange cult following) and a few more recent Lonely Planet Taiwan titles. 

Hitchhiking in Taiwan AKA The Research Phase

Over the past year we’ve been interviewed by Natalie Tso at Taiwan Today, James Thomas on his 4 Seas 1 Family webcast, Taiwan’s Business Weekly, and The News Lens , to name just a few.

The Asian Review of Books called Formosa Moon “both a work of love for Taiwan and from the co-authors for each other.”

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal called Formosa Moon “refreshingly honest about the many ways that travel can go sometimes go right, and sometimes go very wrong.”

The venerable Taipei Times not only gave Formosa Moon a great review (“ This is an outstanding book. With its baseball tournaments and High Speed Railway, Taiwan could be assumed to be simply a monument to things American, with an international modernity added on. But this is far from the case, and Formosa Moon time and again shows why.”) – they were inspired enough by it to write their own Top 7 non-fiction books about Taiwan article a few days later.  

In honor of Formosa Moon’s 1-year anniversary, we’re asking friends and readers in and out of Taiwan – to take a minute or three to throw a little support behind the book, its authors, our publisher Things Asian Press, and of course, Taiwan. 

Free Hugs are Optional

How, you ask? 

Buy Formosa Moon:

If you haven’t already read Formosa Moon, go out and buy a copy from Amazon, Powells, or some other fine retailer.  

Even if you’ve already read Formosa Moon, why not buy a copy for one of your pals who’s thinking of traveling abroad? It’s a great way to entice them to visit (and maybe even live in) Taiwan.

Send your friends to this lovely bridge…

Review Formosa Moon:

If you have read Formosa Moon (or feel as if you have an intuitive grasp of the book from having followed our escapades online…who are we to judge, being as much a part of the information economy as anyone else), go and write up a review at Amazon, Powells or GoodReads (though at this point, a verified review on our Amazon page helps out the most.  

Or you can fight the power like our pal Mister Ogay (featured in Formosa Moon)

Other stuff:

Know someone who writes/reports on Taiwan/Asian news? Let them know about Formosa Moon.

Bernie Sanders, seconds after asking Formosa Moon Co-author Joshua Samuel Brown about Taiwan’s awesome healthcare system

Feel like introducing your favorite US Congressperson or Senator to Taiwan? Send them a copy of Formosa Moon! (Ted Cruz has a copy! Shouldn’t Bernie Sanders have one too?)

Are you a member of a book club? Suggest Formosa Moon as your next book.

Active on social media?  Post a photo of yourself with Formosa Moon in front of something interesting on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #FormosaMoon #Taiwan. 

Like Travel in Taiwan itself, the possibilities are endless. 

The Endless More
The Endless More

Thank you kindly for your ongoing support for Formosa Moon!

Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman
Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman AKA Team Formosa Moon


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