Yes, I am very happy to hear about the new books! I would imagine they have to be coordinated, at least to a point, with what will happen in the next movie....if there's going to be any major changes.
It will be interesting to see if the novels take the 'new' ST universe in a different direction or it continues as before. I would like to keep the crew together, however something new would definitely be welcome. I mean, if Spock is acknowledging his Human side, and allowing himself a relationship with Uhura, surely they can come up with something different for those two, at least.