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Normally you are the automatic copyright holder of original content, and assign publication rights (territory, language and media-specific) to a publisher or publishers for an agreed period. The publisher's copyright would extend to the layout and design, I would have thought, unless the contract has been drawn up to assign copyright entirely to them. Check ...
It's their cover and their interior. Naturally they would copyright those. If the rights to your book ever revert to you, you can publish it with whatever cover and interior you can get the rights to.
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