CreateSpace: Trek vanity press books brought to you by Amazon.com
There are a number of interesting Star Trek-related books (and a fair amount of unreadable fanfic) available through the self-publishing website Lulu.com, but they've got competition now: CreateSpace, an Amazon company. So far I've spotted three publications.
The only one listed on the Complete Starfleet Library website is yet another original series episode guide with synopses and commentary. What makes this one different? It's written by Philip K. Dick's widow, Tessa Dick. Otherwise, I think it's safe to say it doesn't really add anything new.
There are also two fanfic books: lulu veteran Austin Torney has a hundred-page book, STAR TREK - The Death Wave: A War with the Klingons Bridges the Old to the New Generation. The blurb describes it as "An original screenplay/novelette that answers the question of how the warlike Klingons of Captain Kirk's era came to their end and were replaced by the somewhat friendlier Klingons of the new generation; however, this story does not dwell much upon the Klingons, but upon Kirk's forced retirement at age 65 and his return from it through a war for the galaxy in which he must become the ultimate chess master."
Michael P. Burkhardt has a 204-page novel, Star Cruisers: "Pirates have now made the bold move of capturing the Paramount space cruiser on a promotional tour and kidnap the passengers, including superstar Jennifer Barns and top executives. Then, Omni-con 3 is attacked by the same pirate craft whose better-armed villains are held off by security till the colonists to secure themselves in emergency shelters. The colonists can only send a weak message and pray - unlikely as it is - someone will hear them, as the pirates plunder the colony. The Enterprise, flagship of the Federation Starfleet is in a position to understand the SOS coming from Omni-con 3, and goes charging to the rescue. Now Starfleet may have a pirate craft, the location of their leader's base may soon be disclosed. Will their operatives at Starfleet be able to keep them one step ahead? If the pirates can't acquire the ore they need, how will they mollify their backers? Can the two scruffy visitors to the mysterious leader really access the ore need without Starfleet knowing?" Unfortunately, not only is Burkhardts's blurb poorly written, there's a "Search inside the book" option. The first couple of pages are so full of basic errors (tense changes, misspellings, grammatical errors, no sign of any understanding of paragraphs, etc) that I just can't imagine anyone literate enjoying the book.
There are really good fanfic writers out there, but they don't seem to be using Lulu or CreateSpace. (Well, Lulu writer Michael Garcia appears to be a few cuts above the competition, based on the first page of his latest.) Maybe they're too smart to call attention to themselves by selling fanfic on Amazon, after the Lori Jareo incident...