Publishing a Book

I enjoy writing and have been often told I need to write a book, especially children's books. However, I haven't a clue where to begin. I know you need to copyright them first, but where to start? And who do I send the book to?

Have any of you ever done this or know where and how to begin?

Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
    8Theresa Gould
    It has been a long time since I researched writing and publishing a book but agree with Sheila that self-publishing is a viable option these days.
      Melissa Middleton
      Thanks, Ladies. The hubby keeps telling my I should write. Maybe it will be a good way to fund a business someday. Who knows.
      About Melissa Middleton
      Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
      Birth: April 13
      On since: Mar 21, 2014
      Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at