The million sellers are categorized by decade, with each million seller description being 2 pages long. Each single (or download track) has listed: writers, producer, album it came from, peak position, weeks at number one, weeks on chart and total sales to date (vinyl, cassette, CD, digital) as calculated by the Official Charts Company (OCC). Sales are up to end of May 2012.
Each artist has a black and white photo. In my opinion the layout is not as good as the 2002 OCC book (aka 50th anniversary NME Top 100 singles). That book had colour photos and a trivia section (Christmas no. 1s).
Unfortunately the sales figures are rounded numbers, some to the nearest 10,000. As a result sales for Mull of Kintyre go down from 2.05m to 2.00m.
The book gives a list of 13 singles which are close to a million. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe', has now reached a UK Million Sale. So the book is already out of date!
Well-researched and an interesting read. There are not too many mistakes in it (Erasure did not include Dancing Queen on their Abba-esque EP). A worthwhile book for factual information, but could have been better.