I created a website for ALIENS... which still isn't finished! Now for some stupid reason I've decided to do another for my soon-to-be-published book City Hawk.
There's nothing on it yet but an image and the words "coming soon."
What I didn't realize is that a domain redirect would cost 120 a year! Yikes! I thought it was free but it's not. It's easier for me to direct the domain name to my current site than to make a whole new one. But is it worth it? Is a specific site for a book important or is it just as good to have a book page on an existing site?
I don't know the answer but perhaps I'll find out in time. I must say that Kirkus Reviews commented on the Aliens site and they might not have if it was part of my regular one. The Aliens website also got a review here--http://www.cookiemag.com/magazine/blogs/daysitter/2006/12/bookrelated_web.html - for cookie mag.
Some maybe it is worth it to make separate websites for books. Who knows. Something to think about for you authors out there.
p.s - a great example of a site for a book is www.punkfarm.com - go jarrett!