^ I found gand to be a logical choice considering the content of the book. It does deal with bounty hunters, thus including some of the most "iconic" seems to fit.
As far as species as a whole goes… I'd be willing to bet that each line of books comes with their own core set, while future books in the line expand upon them. For instance in this EotE book set, I would expect to find traditional "seedier" races like the weequay, and nikto. Pretty much anything from Jabba's palace, or the Cantina from the first movie.
In the Jedi set, I would expect to see the more "force" and jedi associated species, like the Cerean, and Nautolan. While the soldiers books would have the duros (pilots), and gammorians (sp).
I would love to see a "species of the galaxy book", doubt that is going to happen, as SAGA pointed out that the species stats are a major selling point for the games, so I can see them putting a few in each book to sell them.
Web releases of a few species would be cool, and be a great way to get more people to visit the forums/website, and get the word out.
I would want to see a "make your own" species creator ordeal, but I don't want to see it any time soon. There are two reasons for this, the book line is rather small (one book as of today), so there is no real base to start stating them from. Two, in my experiences, players who create their own races tend to over power them to a degree.
I am not saying don't do one ever, but get a better pool of official races prior to that. Now, something akin to a "near- human" creator, would be cool, and available alot sooner.
I am kind of disappointed that droid is in this book, never really been a fan of droid player characters. Mostly that stems from their being exceptionally difficult to play in a group. They can't cause harm to a sentient, with very few exceptions (IGs, HKs, but even with them something had to go "wrong" to allow them to do it.), that leads to party in-fighting because of perceived lack of contribution, by the party, in regards to the character's "programming". Couple that with the complete inability to feel/express emotion and it is difficult to stay within "official lines" and have a droid in the party.
Anyway, thats my .02,