|"This says his next book will be|
called Greatest Hits from Twitter..."
With authors that already take a long to time write--like Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, and Diana Gabaldon--you'd almost prefer that they worked in hermit-like seclusion, cranking out book after book for their readers (namely me). That's not fair to the authors, of course. They have lives and non-writing related interests. They have to market themselves to garner more readers. I love seeing Brandon Sanderson at his surprise book signings. (Though when I leave, I want someone to drag him back home so that he can write.)
I'm not as worked up about this as some fans. (There are always a few who put the rabid in maniac.) I just go out and find new books to read and mark my calendar when I hear about a new book.