They write they score! 5 super books about soccer

We know, we know, geeks are geeks, and jocks are jocks, and never the twain shall meet – hang on, though, that’s utter horse-manure. After all, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott’s a big fan of Harry Potter, and Owen Hargreaves, formerly of Manchester City, says he likes to kick back with a copy of Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist. Not only that, but soccer – or plain old football if you’re of the British persuasion – is a literary phenomenon in its own right. Here are five of our favourite top-scoring texts:

7 remarkably inventive ways authors have promoted their books

It’s harder then ever for writers to sell fiction, which means they're getting ever more inventive: here are seven real-life stunts that have been used to catch the customers’ attention – some formally and intellectually innovative, and some, well, just plain old audacious.