Let's face the reality. British once ruled half of our planet, and they took English to every corner of the planet. The fall of British and rise of America can be seen every where. People are deserting British English and switching to American English.
If Pearson keeps on publishing books in British English, who are going to read them? To boost readers' requirements, they must shed British English and switch to American English. There is no emotion in it; it is reality. After Brexit, they should force Theresa May to apply for American citizenship, I mean UK becomes a state or union territory of USA.
See yourself the numbers and decide what you want to do:
Rank 2015 Rank 2014 Publishing Group or Division Parent Company Parent Country 2014 Revenue in $M 2013 Revenue in $M
1 1 Pearson Pearson PLC UK $7,072 $7,801
2 3 ThomsonReuters The Woodbridge Company Ltd. Canada $5,760 $5,576
3 2 RELX Group Reed Elsevier PLC & Reed Elsevier NV UK/NL/US $5,362 $6,093
Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Publishing Group or Division Parent Company Parent Country 2015 Revenue in $M 2014 Revenue in $M
1 1 Pearson Pearson PLC UK $6,625 $7,072
2 2 ThomsonReuters The Woodbridge Company Ltd. Canada $5,776 $5,760
3 3 RELX Group Reed Elsevier PLC & Reed Elsevier NV UK/NL/US $5,209 $5,362