You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can't people do that in book stores? Like if I'm looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me, there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor.
Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? This Chart Will Help You Decide
Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing: Which Should You Choose? - I got indie publishing, which is kind of where I'm leaning anyway. I think it's because it has less people. :P But seriously, though -- who publishes a book for the bragging rights???