I noticed this article on NPR about several debut novel websites, and thought my readers might be interested.
When newbie or aspiring writers email me asking for advice, one of the first things I usually tell them is to create a website. A writer's website is like a storefront: It establishes you in your clients' minds as a professional.
So it makes good sense that debut novel should have a corresponding website. Think about it — how many times have you finished a really great debut novel, and wished the author had other stuff you could read? A website allows fans to delve deeper, satisfying their interest and making it more likely that they'll remember your name — and pick up your next book when it comes out!