I was browsing Audible.com, my supplier of audiobooks, and searched for Neil Gaiman's latest. Up came a list of many Gaiman productions. And they had one similarity: they were nearly all half as long as most of the novels I buy. A fact hidden between the covers by font size and formatting, but rather harder to conceal in an audiobook.
I'm buying his latest, but I now understand his rapid production. And no, there's no discount for a miniature book.