I am planning to write a textbook that I would like to publish as a Springer GTM. I am wondering how to get started. The guidelines on Springer website are very general and apply to all subjects. Is there any specific thing I need to know about GTM? Is publishing a Springer GTM something that is open only to "big names" in a field or can an "average" person like me try as well? Is it something that is "by invitation only"?

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  • The most natural thing to do would be to contact them directly and talk to them openly about your project. – Alex M. Aug 10 at 8:30
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    Springer is a commercial publisher: it will be interested in publishing your book if it thinks it will sell. Typically you will need to submit an outline, table of content, one or two example chapters, and an explanation why your book "fills a niche" (by a comparison with existing texts). They will then consult with experts and decide whether or not to give you a commission. – Carlo Beenakker Aug 10 at 8:55
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    I think this question is better suited for academia stack exchange. – Jan-Christoph Schlage-Puchta Aug 10 at 10:27
  • Suppose you want to write a book on Lie algebras, one way to start is to actually teach that course in your institute, write up notes of that course, put that on your web page, get some feedback from students as well as from some one who already taught similar course.. Then try to approach GTM... I have not read many GTM but most of what I read came out of course notes... – Praphulla Koushik Aug 10 at 14:05