When you see your book forlornly cast upon the lower shelves or (heaven forbid) in a bargain bin, do not take it and place it strategically on the bestseller shelf. In front of Harry Potter and those damn sparkly vampires. And if a bookstore does not stock your book, please do not creep in there all ninja-like, putting free copies of your book on their shelves. When a bookstore says NO, they mean NO. And chaining yourself to their front counter, demanding that they stock your book – is not considered acceptable behavior in civilized circles.
Disclaimer: The Etiquette Tips for Newly Published First Time Authors are not based on this writer’s personal experience. At all. No. This writer was never so uncouth or uncool to actually need such tips. Ever.Ever.