Sorry, but I can't see how killing of the main character of the show and omitting three others will create "a stronger, higher-profile relaunch".
Omitting which three others? Tuvok is currently busy on Titan
, and Neelix is off raising a family, but I can't think of any other major VOY characters who could be in the latest relaunch books but aren't. (Actually, Neelix does make an appearance in Unworthy
It's not much different than the DS9 relaunch which is also "missing" a few of the show's characters due to the fact that they moved on at the end of the show.
By the way, unless you've read them you are not in a position to comment on the strength of the latest relaunch offerings.
Therin of Andor wrote:
Now that Treklit is cohesive there is the expectation that it will be a canon within itself.
Nope. The "Crucible" trilogy and "Children of Kings" happily cherrypicked what bits of current TrekLit they wished to ignore.
David Mack said the other day he did not attempt to use the "New Frontier: Turnabout" IDW mini-series when pulling all the Mirror Universe storylines together for a novel finale, "Rise Like Lions".
Honestly, the only difference between how Star Wars does things and how Star Trek does things these days is that in SW there is an expectation
that the vast majority of books will slot into the unified continuity (as best they can given the overwrites-from-above mentioned). With Star Trek, it's more or less up to the author and editor whether or not they want to do that. They have that option but not the constraint.