Updated: Nov 25, 2021
*UPDATE* The audiobook for Bedside Manor, narrated by Mr. CreepyPasta himself, is available everywhere audiobooks are sold. That's right, in addition to being available on Audible right here, this ear-book is also going to be available on the Play Store, Scribd, Rakuten Kobo, iTunes, and just about any other place audiobooks can be found.
Hello friends, enemies, frenemies, and Karl,
A couple of years ago, when I put together the strange story that would eventually turn into "Bedside Manor," I had very low expectations. I honestly didn't think it would end up going anywhere. I assumed it would sit on my computer until the hard drive passed away and I forgot all about it. After all, it was the strangest thing I've ever written, and I didn't think anyone would even want to come along for a ride as crazy as this dream-logic filled story of vampires, psychics, time-bending alternate universes, and a killer polar bear.
I am so glad I was wrong.
A lot of people have been wondering where and how this ~50,000 word story fits into the grand scheme of the Gas Station Universe. Is it a sequel? A sidequel? A soft reboot? An elaborate piece of fan fiction?
Officially, Bedside Manor is "part of the Gas Station Continuum." (And it will not be the last story to hold that vague title.)
Today, I'm happy to announce that Bedside Manor is being released in ebook format. Additionally, Mr. Creepypasta has generously lent his dulcet vocals to the upcoming audiobook release (which will be ready as soon as Audible can approve it).
A few questions and answers:
Is there anything new in the ebook? Not really. If you played Bedside Manor from the beginning, you've already read the complete story. If you haven't, or if you didn't feel like solving a bunch of puzzles to get to the end, this ebook might be for you.
My previous three books were all based on the posts here, but were mostly new material. (For reference, Mr. Creepypasta's narrations of my blog posts is around 9 hours worth of material while his narration of the three audiobooks clocks in at over 32 hours). This is not the case for Bedside Manor. This novella is simply a cleaned-up collection of all of the blog posts, compiled into one story for ease of reading.
Why isn't there any new stuff like with the other books? Two reasons. First, I've spent almost all of my free time over the last year working on completing Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Four. And second, Bedside Manor already says everything I want it to say. Anything more would be fluff.
When will it be available on Audible/iTunes? As soon as Audible approves it. It has already been recorded and submitted to their quality assurance department. If previous audiobooks are anything to go off of, it could take anywhere from a week to several months.
**UPDATE** It's available right now.
Will there be a paperback and/or hardcover version? Perhaps, if the ebook performs well.
**UPDATE** Paperback now available.
If there's anything else you'd like to know, please feel free to ask in the comments, and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.