Author rewards program
As of February 1st, 2013, Curse has extended their author rewards program to all of their modding authors! An author who uploads to Curse or Bukkit will not only receive a free Curse Premium subscription at 1,000 total downloads, but they'll also be able to enroll in the full rewards program, receiving points they can spend at the Bukkit store for Amazon gift cards or cash, located here. To date, they've given more than a million dollars back to their authors!
To enroll, go to Bukkit.org and log in to your profile, and click on the Sign up now link. If you don't have a Bukkit account, simply complete the free registration process.
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Author Rewards program FAQ
How many points are given out?
Author Reward Points are allocated to a reward points pool every month. The amount of points added to the pool is based on a percentage of revenue generated through Curse Premium Sales.
When is points generation done?
Points generation is conducted daily. A portion of the overall allocation of points is given out each day. If you don't get points during a day, it means something may have gone wrong, but don't worry you won't lose out on any points.
What happens if points weren't generated for a certain day?
Everybody panic!! Actually don't. This is okay. Due to many factors, points generation might not run. If this is the case, those points that you missed out on for that day will still be in the overall pool, and you should see a slight increase for the remaining days of the month.
Why did my points drastically decrease?
There is a certain allocation of points for the month and the points generation system makes sure all of those points are used up by the end of the month. Months with fewer days in them will generally see more points per day than longer months, and also near the end of the month you may see a significant point increase.
How are points calculated?
Points are calculated magically. Actually, it's based off of popularity of the addon via installs with the Curse Client v4.
How much are points worth?
Right now, a single point works out to 5 cents.
When do I start receiving points?
There is a certain threshold to be obtained before a specific project will be given points. Once you meet that threshold you'll start receiving points for that project.
How are points distributed when there are multiple contributors?
Point allotment per project is left up to the project manager to specify the percentage of points for each author on the project. We (the moderators or Curse) do not control who gets what percentage of points on a project.
What can I buy with my points?
Right now there are Amazon gift cards for certain countries, and a $500 Paypal deposit. More items may be added over time.