But today they do not. In fact, they have grown to be less of a 'problem' as soon as the first report came out.
Although, books in general due rank well, it is not Google's Book search results that rank well. For example, this Google book search results is now on page four, which is fine by me.
Same with a search on neckties, the results that were on the first page, are now on the fourth page:
I agree with WebmasterWorld administrator, Tedster:
The books.google.com phenomnon that started this thread seems to have calmed down - as far as I'm concerned, Google is welcome to play with page 4 on down all they need to.
This is not to be confused with the top image on the right. Those are special universal results, where Google dynamically brings in their books database into the main web search results. The results above are about Google indexing and displaying Google book landing pages in the main Google.com web search results.