surprisingly enough (at least for me), you, as a store owner, are not notified by default about new orders on your store.
For really large stores with lots of activity, that may make sense. But if you run a small or medium size business you would probably prefer to be notified, especially if you make deliveries.
As with everything in Magento, it took me quite a while to figure out how that’s done. Nothing on it in the wiki, at least as far as i could see, very little about it with Google.
So here’s how it’s done: