Originally Posted by Trekfan69
Ok, well I guess it's just me then. I didn't realize that the books were not considered canon. Shame, that. Some of them are very well written. So what is official canon? Just what appears on the screen? Who is the canon master and how were the canon rules officialized?
Yep. None of the books are considered canon although I've heard that the writers of the film have used some of their favourite novels as "inspiration". For example Best Destiny by Diane Carey could perhaps have influenced their take on the young James Kirk growing up.