Question to submit....
Why is it not compatible with the novel-verse?
Of course that's for the author to answer, but really, why would it be? David A. Goodman actually worked on Enterprise
, a consulting producer and writer in seasons 2-3. He was one of the creators of canonical Trek (not to mention the writer of Futurama
's Trek tribute "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"). Why should he have to follow the lead of freelancers writing non-canonical tie-ins?
There's also the logistical difficulty of getting different companies to coordinate their tie-ins, which is why, for the most part, Pocket, IDW, and Star Trek Online
maintain separate continuities. Since this book is from yet another publisher, it really shouldn't be surprising that it takes its own path.