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Dave Moskovitz Joins The Bookhabit.com Team

Dave Moskovitz Joins The Bookhabit.com Team

Wellington, New Zealand, 24 July 2008

The multi-talented Internet Entrepreneur and Company Director Dave Moskovitz has joined the Bookhabit.com team as Business Strategist.

Bookhabit is an online market for quality unpublished, niche, and out-of-print books.

“Bookhabit is an exciting business opportunity,” he says. “The publishing industry is at the cusp of massive, disruptive change as the Internet, handheld devices, and wireless become pervasive, at the same time that people are spending a lot less time and focus on traditional media. The good news is that there will always be strong demand for quality content, and Bookhabit helps producers and consumers of quality reading matter find each other. Increasingly, consumers will find attempted mediation by publishers to be irrelevant, and will seek targeted online markets with wide variety like Bookhabit. Our strategy revolves around scaling our early successes to rapidly build the number one brand in this space.”

Moskovitz is no stranger to the publishing industry, having been the Technical Editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language which was a “longlist” finalist in the Montana Book Awards in 2003. More recently he architected the IT infrastructure and applications for He Pātaka Kupu, a monolinugal dictionary being produced by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori / The Māori Language Commission. The online version of the dictionary was released earlier this week, and the printed book will be released on 1 September this year. The book is produced from the same database as the online dictionary. He also contributes to two blogs, nzangels.com, a blog about angel investment in New Zealand, and 3faiths.org, a blog dedicated to telling positive stories about Jews, Christians, and Muslims working together.

Moskovitz is Chairman of the Board of WebFund Limited, a shareholder in Bookhabit, and has been involved in a number of web-based ventures spanning the last 15 years. He was the co-founder and Technical Director of The Web Limited, one of Wellington's early start-ups which started in his garage in 1995 and grew to 40 people in Auckland and Wellington when it was sold to KPMG Consulting in 2002.

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