Lol, but also, lmao.
Here’s the ELI5 version: Sanderson is the biggest name in fantasy pub right now. If his next bestseller was called Graham Bradley Is A Turd And I Have The Receipts, I would buy it and pimp it on my channel because it would be a fun book.
His readers all over the world love him. He proved this by launching a Kickstarter for 4 unpublished books, about which none of his readers knew a single thing. He set the goal at a modest one million dollars over 31 days. He got ten million dollars on day one.
A pensive bro might start asking himself why he even needs Tor or Delacorte anymore. Sanderson is now, famously, the one who knocks.
Can’t wait to dig into these books next year.