I've asked this question at math.stackexchange.com, but a comment proposed me to ask this question at academia.stackexchange.com instead.
Here is my question:
Elsevier explicitly permits me to make a book based on my article published with Elsevier.
What's about other publishers? May these forbid me to make a book based on my earlier article?
The answer is stated in each copyright transfer agreement (CTA) signed for publishing each paper. If the form says it is okay, then it is. Usually you can get your hand on the typical CTA used by a publisher on its website.
I would advise never to sign a CTA that does not allow reuse of the article content for a book, a dissertation and collected works.