Frequently asked questions.

What happens when I purchase a Johnnybio gift voucher?

What happens when I purchase a Johnnybio gift voucher?


If you’re considering gifting a Johnnybio chapter we’re sure your friend will be delighted with your choice.

You must create an account to purchase from Johnnybio.

When you buy a gift voucher you will receive an email with full instructions on how to redeem it. Forward this email to your friend, or print it and enclose it within your own greeting card. All they need do is log in, click the Buy Chapters button, select the Gift Voucher option from the drop-down menu for their chosen chapter, and enter the code.

When you purchase a gift voucher check your mailbox for the notification, you can also confirm the status of your gift voucher purchases from with your account. You will see a list of the vouchers you’ve purchased and whether or not they have been redeemed.

The voucher is valid for a year from the date of purchase and the chapter itself is valid for one year from the date of redemption.

The voucher can be used against any single chapter in the Johnnybio Life Story series, Child and TeenagerAdult LifeMid Life or Sixty Up.

Why should I choose Johnnybio?

Write your story in instalments.

Johnnybio was created so that anyone with an interest in writing about his or her life could do it affordably.

We wanted to make it as simple and flexible as possible so that our customers follow a path but aren’t restricted by prescribed formats.

With Johnnybio you have the option of writing your story one chapter at a time. Try a single chapter and if you like the experience, write more. Each of the four Life Story chapters stands alone or rolls into one complete biography.

This also means that if you only want to write about a specific part of your life you can, because we believe writing anything about your life is better than writing nothing at all.

Why should I choose Johnnybio?

You’ll never be lost for words.

If your aim is to get your story down, Johnnybio is the place for you. Ours is a no-fuss option. You follow our guided path, you write your story, and then publish it as a PDF. We’ve designed the PDF to fit right into the online publishing site, so if you want a book you get to design your own cover and print as many copies as you like at a very good price. Of course, we can work with you to create the perfect cover and cover blurb.

When your book is on Lulu you can keep it private or sell it online. Or add your own image to your Johnnybio PDF and share it. It looks just great as it is.

Each of the chapters has an in-depth interview. By in-depth, we mean that each question has example excerpts from an autobiography or interview. We guarantee you’ll never be lost for something to write.

There’s something else unique about Johnnybio. We give you the option of releasing your story to nominees after your death. We’ll keep your story safe until then. You can even make a synopsis available to interested third-parties, like writers or historians, if you want to.

Try it, you’ll like it.

Why don’t you sign up for the free trial now? We don’t take any payment details. You’ll never know if you can do it until you try.

How long does a subscription last?

How long does a subscription last?

Each subscription is valid for a year from the date of purchase, including Life Story which includes all four Johnnybio chapters. A chapter purchased via a Johnnybio gift voucher is valid for a year from the day the voucher is redeemed.

If you renew any single chapter, all your chapters automatically renew for another year. This allows you keep working on all chapters of your story together.

How do I renew my subscription?

How do I renew my subscription?

The expiry date for each of your chapters is shown on the My Chapters page of your account. The status of all your Johnnybio purchases can also be viewed on the Order History page.

Four weeks before your subscription expiry date you will be sent a reminder email. Just login to your account to renew your subscription.

If the subscription expires you will receive another email informing you of the expiry and a reminder about the nominee process. Login to visit the Nominees page within your account to learn more.

One week after the subscription expiry your nominees, if there are any, will receive email instructions on how to view your biography. They will have fourteen days in which do this before the link to your chapter(s) expires.

Is my biography private and secure?

Is my biography private and secure?

Johnnybio is a private retreat where anyone can write his, her, or another’s life story. Unless you ask us to ghostwrite or edit your story, everything you write is between you and your computer. We don’t see what you write.

Johnnybio uses SSL encryption which ensures that transferred data cannot be read or modified by any third party. If you use Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer look for the padlock symbol in your browser’s address bar. The address (URL) of an SSL encrypted website begins with https:// The ‘s’ stands for secure. secure website

We use Google’s reCAPTCHA to protect against spam and abuse, and all financial transactions are handled by PayPal. You also have the option to delete your account from the ‘About Me’ page of your account which will erase all your details and work from our servers.

Good practice for better security.

Choose a strong password, which is at least 8 characters long, has a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols with some upper-case characters. Never give anyone else your password or use the same password on another site, and change your password regularly.

Johnnybio will never call, email or text you to ask you for personal, password or financial information.

Keep your devices up to date by turning on ‘automatic updates’ to keep up with the latest security updates.

for the write of your life.
for the write of your life.