Nobody told me, when Macmillan New Writing offered to publish my book, Testament, that I was selling my soul to the internet.
You don't need a website, everybody said, but it would really help.
No, of course you don't need a blog, but it might help to get you noticed.
Yes of course it would help if people could click on to Amazon from your site (what site?) and buy the book.
Did I have a choice?
Reading blogs is a daily delight - I can barely start a day's writing without my fix of dovegreyreader and Stuck-in-a-book - but writing one... I can just tell that's going to be a whole 'nother story...