Try http://wordpress.org/ Thet have a lot of templates you can select from. MarketingDoc
That depends on how you're selling your book. Who is your publisher, or are you self-published? Do you have an online sales page/store, or do you have a bunch of books that you're selling and mailing on your own?
In either case, I'd recommend Weebly or WordPress. Both accept embedded information, so you can provide a way for people to click on a link to go to your store. If you're on your own for sales and distribution, set up a PayPal account and drop in a "buy now" button.
Here's an example of a link to a Lulu.com sales page: http://maggie-della.com/family-secrets-novel/. Click on the "Buy Now" link at the bottom of the page and you'll be directed to a Lulu.com check out page. So, that's one way to do it. You can do the same through CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon.
Otherwise, look into the PayPal option. Either website platform will work with these.
Hope that helps? I do a lot of simple, do-it-yourself websites for a lot of writers, if you're interested. Good luck!
Best, Margy Rydzynski
What did you decide to use for your website?
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I use GoDaddy with Constant Contact. You have to be sure that you use a website that supports a database contact management.
GoDaddy works with Mozilla and used Composer HTML.
The cost is reasonable, but need some knowledge using HTML
One post wonders 'SPAM' always looking to sell something to someone....
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This doesn't have anything to do with website (although I'm looking to do a 2nd web site).
I am closing up my dads book business and have a couple thousand titles to sell, the books are in the Chicago area, would you be interested in some or all of them?