Pretty sad news for those of us who grew up reading the EU books.
This makes me question the cheer I was feeling towards Disney buying the rights to Star Wars. They're seriously going to tell me that crap like The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars should be canon but the fantastic EU series by Timothy Zahn(Heir to the Empire), the X-Wing series, the Boba Fett Bounty Hunter novels, the Han Solo trilogy, and countless other great stories shouldn't?
Obviously this doesn't mean that the books are going anywhere. They're been a cash cow for Lucasfilm and they'll continue to be for Disney but still...extremely lame. What say you, OT?