Maybe as far as canon and but even that's a cheat since the 2009 movies has Kirk alive and well. And I find the well he's dead in the novelverse argument light a well because Simon and Shuster brought Kirk back from the dead not two years later with The Return by Williams Shatner. They can scream all they want that it's not the same continuity but they sold a line of books that brought back Kirk. Fans of his could read stories with him in it while fans of KJ could not.
Does that mean we can have 'Eternal Tide' declared non-canon and have KJ go off and have adventures in her own books? Because I would LOVE that.
Well since the books aren't canon anyway (only filmed Trek counts) then sure... why not...