Long Island Parent magazine has been sold to Manhattan-based Davler Media Group, the two publications announced.
As part of the deal, Long Island Parent will combine with Davler Media's local parenting magazines -- Suffolk Parent and Nassau Parent, said Liza Burby, the founder and publisher of Long Island Parent. She declined to give further details on the sale, including the purchase price.
The new magazine will still be called Long Island Parent, but will publish two editions every month -- one for Nassau County and one for Suffolk County. The changes take effect in October; Long Island Parent's August-September issue is on stands now.
Burby founded Long Island Parent in 2009 when Newsday stopped publishing its own parenting magazine called Newsday's Parents & Children. Burby had formerly worked as a contractor for Newsday to edit Parents & Children.
Burby will continue to work on Long Island Parent for the next year and a half as she takes on a senior publishing role at Davler Media.
"I’m still involved in making sure Long Island parenting issues are being covered, and there will be more of a Long Island focus," she said.
Burby, who is based in Huntington, said no employees will be affected because writers worked for the magazine on a contract basis.
Long Island Parent is free and has a bimonthly circulation of 65,000. After combining with Nassau Parent and Suffolk Parent, the new edition of the magazine is expected to have 100,000 circulation monthly.
Photo: Liza N. Burby