I think it's generally 1 but with a healthy dose of 3. I don't see any reason not to pull through with those books unless they have really bad quality or the authors don't finish them in time, and I'd be surprised if hey didn't know these authors well by now. The thing is, DR wants to sell. Maybe they'll market these books differently, but I wouldn't know how. Crucible actually wins thanks to the announcement, no matter how Infinities it'll end up. People will see those old guys that they keep hearing so much about in movie news. SotJ is more difficult - either it's "hey it's Jedi and we don't guess you'd care about the difference between Jaina Solo, Jax Pavan or Jaden Korr anyway" or they'll go the other route and sell it as the last hurrah of the EU started by Zahn in 1991, building on the fact that this is the final time you'll see a Zahn-invented character on the pages. Regularly, people tend to watch the final episode of a television show even if they know it'll be the last. Even more so if they know it's the grand finale - find out how these characters finally will rest in peace. Addendum: Actually, Ep7 saves DR from doing SW with just the kid generation. We always asked for it, they never retired the old guys, now they can retire the young guys. Legacy fans should also love this, because even if you get no development of the Legacy backstory, you also get nothing contradicting it, like having 80 years of Jedi fighting Sith when it was supposed to be a quiet era. While I guess that those books will be as unrelated to Ep7 as possible, I find the possibility of them being cancelled without anyone knowing any information except for "they were meant to be mindblowing and ultra-secret" extremely funny.