Readers are made by readers - it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it.
I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well.
You become a reader by reading the literature, not by reading the handbooks about it.
You get to be wiser by storying the world and seeing it through other forms of consciousness than your own.
Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away.