I'm what you'd call a midlist author: every couple years, I publish a book that does reasonably well. I haven't been to the top of the bestseller lists, but (he said dryly) my books have ended up on the front cover of a couple prominent remainder catalogs. I earn royalties and advances, but I also have a day job.
Who doesn't love getting comfy in bed and curling up with a good book on a rainy day? There's something about the sound of rain hitting the roof as pages turn that puts me at ease. But to be honest, I couldn't tell you the last time I actually visited a bookstore. My entire library of books has been transformed into zeros and ones that display on my iPad or iPhone whenever they're summoned.