How much did you pay for your author website?
I'm currently hosting my site and blog for free on WordPress but need to get a website before my book release in Feb.

I was quoted $1,500 with a discount of $200 if I book this web designer by July.

I know some writers still use free blog sources but I'm curious what route did you go? Also, if you know of a good web design person that's affordable please share.

Thanks,