We are in the process of creating PDF files from every magazine, catalog and book that we have ever published. At least the ones that we have. We are sure that we don't have copies of every publication. And, in at least one instance, we only have one copy (that's the very first Whole Earth Catalog). In each case, what we've done is taken an original copy, cut it apart, scanned each page and then reassembled the pages into a PDF file. Except for the first Whole Earth Catalog. We're not cutting that one up.
Because we had to scan the publications, the PDF eBooks are provided for you in 72 DPI resolution, which is ideal for viewing them on your computer. It is also important to realize that each eBook is standard magazine size, or, in the case of most of the Catalogs, tabloid size. So they aren't going to print very easily to reguarl 8 1/2" x 11".
If you would like to purchase and download our eBooks, you will need to register for an account. Then you will be able to make your purchase through PayPal (although you don't need a PayPal account to do so). Once your payment has been processed by PayPal, you will recieve a link in your WholeEarth.com account that will allow you to download the eBook. Once your purchase is completed, your link will be good for about 72 hours (three days) and you will be able to download your eBook as many times as you'd like. After the three days, your link will expire.
If you would like to see what an eBook download looks like, we have put together a free sample for you, which is our stand-in for the first Whole Earth Catalog. This file contains the cover from the first Catalog, and a few pages from the 30th Anniversary Edition, which contained a reprint of the first Catalog.