One of my biggest disappointments with TrekLit is the lack of images for new characters, outside of DS9 and New Frontier. I understand that they want to keep the canon characters on the covers to help sell books, but I don't see why they couldn't occasionally add a new character (other than DS9 and NF) onto a cover with a canon character. I think the only TrekLit character we've seen outside of the DS9 and NF characters is Ree, and that was pretty much just a generic image of a monitor lizard. I would love to see some more Titan characters, or some Vanguard characters.
I really agree with you. You could even have a section on StarTrek.com for the EU and character bios, pictures, get fans into it, have a contest for the best looks. These are all easy and inexpensive ways to get the fans excited for the books.
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