Daily Prompt had a book related post, and hey, thought I should answer it!
A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose?
So I think I would consider writing as an act of pleasure, as is the act of reading. I therefore think I would choose to be a popular paperback. I would of course prefer both, but since I don’t have that option I would rather be a household name, have a steady income, and give enjoyment to others. I don’t care so much about the longevity of a book I write, as long as its enjoyable. I would rather be well read and found in an op-shop with my spine creased and cracked open, than to be in perfect condition because nobody ever takes me off the shelves.