King Daniel wrote:
Canon is the episodes and movies, right? And the entire concept was so the TV writers wouldn't have to "keep up" with what the novelists were writing. TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY and ENT are finished on TV and in movies. There isn't going to be anything in that continuity again. So what does it matter anymore? You can ignore the novels and call prime-universe Trek forever dead, or find out what happened to everyone after "What You Leave Behind", "Endgame", "These Are The Voyages" and Star Trek: Nemesis.
That's how I see it, there is nothing new coming out that will contradict these new books so why not make them part of your own personal canon? I notice Star Trek Online also tries to continue the prime-verse from after Spock went back in time, not sure how well it meshes with the novels though.