ICGeeks, run by Noel Burns, proved to be an excellent suggestion - fast, high quality and at a cost which made using POD for indie books a much more viable option - I decided to try them out.
Originally I had been using Ka-Blam - who provided a good service - but I moved pretty much wholesale over into Noel's camp, and started recommending him to friends and fellow creators.
Noel is currently running a KS campaign for a sample book, called Indie in Advance. It is an attempt to reach out to comic book stores and provide a link between indie books and those stores.
I think creators and stores alike would be very smart to take heed of this project.
If you have a Kickstarter project yourself, there is an option to back the project which would then provide printing and shipping for books for your project - seems like a great option to me.
I'm backing the project, and endorsing the service totally, and have added a widget to the sidebar of the site for the duration of the campaign. I hope Noel succeeds.