Question to submit....
Why is it not compatible with the novel-verse?
It's always annoyed me that Treknical books have ignored the novels. I can understand why, for the reasons Christopher
posted (well, except the one about canon), but as far as I'm concerned a Trek with a story will always trump a dry book of facts, diagrams and statistics.
From what I've seen of Federation: The First 150 Years
, they've borrowed a few cues from the old Spaceflight Chronology/FASA Trek timeline, which is pretty cool.