Your author website is your base of marketing operations. You may decide to use Twitter over Facebook, love Pinterest and dislike Instagram, but every serious author needs a website to keep in contact with their fans and prospective readers. Do a search for your name or pen name as a domain name, and buy it as soon as possible. Even if you don't use it right away, you'll have it reserved for your website in the future. When you can invest the time to get yours done, here are five things your website absolutely can't do without.