on Book Design Made Simple, site:
Some people say that the first page is the most important one in any book—and that is probably true as a means for hooking a reader.
Others say that the cover is the most important.
But I contend that the copyright page wins the prize because it’s probably the first page that a librarian, bookseller, or distributor looks at. And that makes it an integral part of your book marketing program.
Many self-publishing authors find the copyright page to be horribly confusing. All that legal language! All those numbers! What does it all mean?