Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (or 'NOTES') is the latest advancement with surgery and is causing many shockwaves throughout the industry, as well as attracting much attention from the outside media. Within the industry, everybody is talking about it and keen to get involved, with societies springing and other surgeons desperate to learn the practices. NOTES is a definite growth industry and since a reasonable amount has already occurred in the field, it is a development that is here to stay. With such exponential growth in the field already, it's only a matter of time before someone publishes the first comprehensive title on this subject as, to date, nothing exists currently. The quick release of such an important book will distinguish Springer as truly being on the cutting-edge of clinical medicine, and establish us as publishing pioneers in a rapidly growing field.