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Meeting at the Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room
425 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. & 10th St.)
New York, NY, 10011

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Getting Started with Facebook and Instagram Ads – Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Free and open to the public.

Historical novelist and Creative Strategist at Facebook Finola Austin will offer the Historical Novel Society’s New York Chapter insights into how authors can best build their platform and promote their books across the Facebook and Instagram universe. Whether you’re just starting out building your author brand, are dabbling in paid social media for the first time, or are a seasoned book marketer, there’ll be takeaways for you about achieving “brilliant basics” or taking your Facebook and Instagram strategy to the next level. Two lucky attendees will also leave with advance copies of Finola’s debut novel.


England-born, Northern Ireland-raised, Brooklyn-based Finola Austin is a historical novelist, also known as the Secret Victorianist on her award-winning blog. Her first novel, Bronte’s Mistress, about the older woman who had an affair with Branwell Bronte, the Bronte sisters’ brother, is forthcoming from Atria Books (part of Simon & Schuster) in August 2020. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Authors Guild and Bronte Society. Finola’s day job is in Facebook’s Creative Shop, a role in which she advises some of the biggest brands in the US on their Facebook and Instagram advertising. Find her online at