SquareSpace for your website needs
Listen, I tried a lot of avenues for setting up a website to showcase my novels. I used blogger and wordpress, I hired professionals to do HTML coding...all at which added up quickly. I don't care what you think about it being a business expense for tax purposes, it is still a lot out of pocket.
Unless you are raking in New York Times Best Seller money, you are going to want something that will not only fit in your budget, but something that is really easy to use. Personally, I know almost nothing about HTML coding. Or math.
Or social graces...
Squarespace.com saves you the hassle of having to learn skills that passed you by a long time ago. If you can point and click with a mouse, you can set up a webpage. Not only that, but if you get their top level offering, you can actually set up to sell your books directly to your reader. No need for Amazon taking a percentage of your sales, get paid for your hard work.
Check out a free trial at Squarespace.com. I tried it out after listening to a Joe Rogan Experience podcast (or twenty) and figured that I it was worth a shot. The same day that I sat down to play around with the templates I signed up. The 24/7 Help Desk actually responded to my questions quickly and enthusiastically (if that is possible via email). You can format and mess around with your site to your heart's content.
Writing is the easy part, selling is hard. Take some of the pain out of actually trying to be a writer. Check out Squarespace.com ASAP. If you don't like it, go back to Wordpress or Blogger, but take it from someone who has gone through the hassle, Squarespace is the answer.