‘N.E. Home’ Finds a Buyer

BOSTON Network Communications has acquired New England Home, a high-end glossy magazine launched in September 2005 and based in Newton, Mass.

Founder and publisher Dan Kaplan, as well as 17 employees, will remain.

“My team and I are excited to be working together with NCI, as they have a proven track record for producing quality products. NCI will provide us with the resources to gain a much larger distribution as well as the added authority that comes along with being a part of the NCI stable of Home Improvement and Design titles,” said Kaplan, in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

New England Home is a bi-monthly with a circulation of 60,000. Its latest issue had 324 pages and 250 advertisers. (Those numbers represent almost twice as many total pages and advertisers as the debut issue less than two years ago.)

The local publishing market has been active this week, with Exhibit A, a free Boston-based legal and crime magazine, making its debut, and tech stalwart InfoWorld adopting an all-digital format. And late Friday, The Boston Globe said it would launch a monthly fashion magazine, Fashion Boston, set to debut in May.