Has anybody ever come across Trek novels that included advertising?
This happend to me only once and it was disgusting. It was a TNG Novel, where Data becomes human. In one chapter he uses the replicator to order soup. It went something like this:
Data ordered some hot soup from the replicator. - Interlude - While Data is getting something to eat, why not take a break and treat yourself to some nice hot 5-Minute Instant Soup (Insert your local brand of redicously overpriced instant garbage here)?
The advertising wasn´t a flyer or anything like that, it was printed in the regular font of the novel and inserted right into the text flow.