Bloomsbury had a record holiday season for eBook sales. The company reported this week that its eBook sales grew 38% in the fourth quarter of 2011 over sales during the same period last year.

The company attributed the sales to the growth of eReaders in the UK. The press release has more: “YouGov reported that over 1.3 million ebook readers were sold in the UK over the Christmas period.”

Chief executive Nigel Newton, stated: “We have a robust business, strongly adapted to the digital market place, that we have positioned to take full advantage of the continuing opportunities arising from growth of online sales and sales of ebooks.”

The publisher’s bestsellers during the period include: River Cottage Veg Everyday! by Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHeston at Home by Heston Blumenthal; Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman; as well as the Harry Potter box sets.