I could write some html program that I could print games using stockfish or something else. I decided I wanted an actual book format; so I’m going with xelatex and texstudio.
there are resources out there – and once you have texstudio configured for your machine the package for chessboard is installed.
it seems as though there are a lot of useful commands. I found help with a basic example here (https://gist.github.com/2711442).
maybe I’ll write up something more beneficial to others – this entry is just so if I run into trouble later I can look at this and remember what I was doing